News Briefs Week of 6/3/19

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Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St., programs include: Ice Cream Social, June 3, 1 p.m. – sign up for Summer Reading and make an ice cream sundae; What’s Up Wednesday for Teens, June 5, 1 p.m. – games, leadership principles, and more; Guerilla Gardening for Teens, June 6, 10 a.m. – learn how to transform your world by spreading beauty and nature through making seed bombs to share; Youth Life Skills: Presented by Lucas County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.T. Unit, June 7, 1 p.m.; Home Repair Workshop, June 8, 10:30 a.m. – Learn how to complete basic home repairs.
Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., programs include Kids' Reading Getaway Club, June 4, 1:30 p.m. – travel to another world and never leave the Library; “The Wizard of Oz with Stevens Puppets,” June 6, 1 p.m. – all ages are welcome.
East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., serves home-cooked lunch Mon.-Fri. at 11:45 a.m. Meals must be ordered by 11 a.m. the day before by calling 419-691-2254. Cost is a recommended donation of $2.50 for those 60 years and over from 1-6 p.m. Chicken Dinner & Bake Sale, June 19, 4-7 p.m. – $11 presale, $13 at the door. Dine in or carry out.
Vendors & Crafters Wanted for the 45th Birmingham Ethnic Festival. For info, email
Birmingham Block Watch meets the 1st Tues. of the month at 7 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. and the 4th Wed. of the month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul.
Hungarian Embroidery Classes, Mondays, 2-4 or 6-8 p.m., Calvin United Church of Christ, 1946 Bakewell. Come to any session or call 419-349-5539.
East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mon. at 11:45 a.m. at the American Family Table restaurant on Navarre Avenue in Oregon. Walk-ins welcome. For info, contact David at 567-312-4014.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mon., 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $32. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.
Waite High School Alumni Class of 1951 meets the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.
Waite High School Class of 1955 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month. For more info, contact Ned Braunschweiger at 419-893-4336.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Cancer Center Library at Mercy St. Anne Hospital. For info, call Roger at 419-346-2753 or Ernie at 419-344-9830.

Oregon Block Watch will meet June 4, 7 p.m., Echo Meadows Church of Christ, 2905 Starr Ave.
Oregon Retired Firefighters Assn. meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at the Oregon Inn.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, Historic Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St., is open the first and third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 419-693-7052 for details.
Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., programs include: For kids: Family Storytime, June 3, 6:30-7 p.m.; Moon Art, June 3, 2-3 p.m.; “The Wizard of Oz,” with Stevens Puppets, June 4, 11 a.m.-noon; LEGO Freeplay, June 5, noon-2 p.m.; Toddler Storytime, Wednesdays, 10-10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:15 a.m.; Babytime, Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. For `tweens: Code IT Club, Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. For teens: Twisted Art, June 6, 2-3 p.m.; Ukulele Club, June 6, 4-5 p.m. For adults: Grandparent Project, June 6, 6-7:30 p.m.; Acrylic Painting Workshop, June 8, 10 a.m.-noon (registration required). Summer reading program begins June 3.
Food for Thought Mobile Food Pantry, open the second Tuesday of the month from 4-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy, Oregon. Please bring ID.
Breakfast Club hosted by Dylan Clement, local Edward Jones financial advisor 3rd Monday of every month from 8-9 a.m. at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Seating may be limited. To reserve a seat, call Jill Williams at 419-698-7688.
Oregon Fire & Rescue Museum, is located at 4350 Navarre Ave. For private tours contact Mike Snyder at 419-297-2383.
Harbor View Historical Society Inc. and Museum, located at 2083 Autokee St., is open Thursdays 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 pm. Admission is free. Volunteer Services is looking for individuals to join the staff. Call 419-691-1517 for info.
Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month from 6:30-8:15 p.m. in the community meeting room near the cafeteria at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Guests welcome or join for a small fee. Contact: Allan Hoar at 419-698-3733 or visit for info.
Oregon Republican Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Visit or contact Lynn Gibbs at for info.
Ashland Church Food Pantry, 2350 Starr Ave. will be open the last Sat. of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. ID required.
Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christian-based recovery program to help anyone overcome hurt, habit or hang-up (addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, co-dependency), meets Wed. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Intersection Church, formerly Heritage Christian Church, 1640 S. Coy Rd. Everyone welcome; free. Call 419-389-3299 for info.
James Wes Hancock Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave, open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include bingo, cardio drumming, line dancing, fitness classes, exercise, Euchre, Bunco, Mahjong and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078.
Christ Dunberger American Legion Post 537 hall at 4925 Pickle Rd. is available for rentals and accommodates up to 145 people. Call 419-262-0103 for details.
Quilts of Compassion seeks quilters to help make quilts for local charities, hospitals and disaster victims. No experience required. The group meets the last Wed. of the month 1-3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Call Flo at 419-693-3766.

Northwood Neighborhood Block Watch meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 in the fire station at 2100 Tracy Rd. Visit the group’s Facebook page for announcements and safety updates.
Northwood VFW 2984 All-You-Can-Eat Fish Dinner, June 7, July 12 and Aug. 9, 5-7:30 p.m., 102 W. Andrus. Public welcome.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast, every 3rd Sat. of the month at 9 a.m. at Northwood Church of God, Coy & Curtice roads. For info, call 419-693-0260.
Free Home Safety Assessments & Smoke Detector Installation Program offered by Northwood Fire Department. To schedule an appointment, city residents may contact the fire chief at 419-690-1647 or email

Jerusalem Twp.
Board of Trustees meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 7 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., programs include: Storytime, Wednesdays beginning June 12 at 11 a.m. for preschool-age and 1 p.m. for elementary-age; Armstrong Air & Space Museum Program, June 4, Elmore Community Center, 4:30 p.m.; Learn about Telescopes with teacher Gene Zajac, June 4, 1-2:30 p.m.; Join the Bench Family for a Farm Walk, June 6, Shared Legacy Farms (adults and teens) – sign up at the Library or call 419-862-2482; Adult Coloring, June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; “The Office” trivia party, June 11, 7 p.m., Wine Flight (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.); Family Space Day launches June 15, 2-4 p.m., Ory Park – family-friendly space and science activities; Antique Appraisal, June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Elmore Community Center – bring up to four antiques for appraisal, donations accepted; Rock Painting with Miss Sierra (adults and teens), June 27, 6 p.m. Registration for Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” is under way. Children will track their reading hours for candy, small prizes and entry to Grand Prize drawings. Kids who complete 10 hours before July 20 will receive a T-shirt courtesy of USI, a choice book and a pack of coupons to local businesses. Non-readers may participate by listening to books. Teens may track their hours for prizes and adults may also track books for grand prizes like tickets to Kings Island, Cedar Point, Mud Hens, Sundance Drive In and more.
Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, located in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. (corner of Witty & SR 51), open Tues. & Thurs. at 11 a.m.; lunch served at 11:30 a.m. (reservations for lunch required by 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure & blood oxygen screenings 2nd Tues. of each month; blood sugar & blood pressure screenings last Tues. of each month; educational / informational speakers on Tues.; Euchre game every Tues. & Thurs. after lunch. For reservations, call 419-862-3874.
Elmore Historical Society Monthly Meetings are held on the 1st Wed. of every month at 6 p.m. at the Historical Society Building.
Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting). Call 419-392-1112 for info.

Son Island Adventure Vacation Bible School, June 17-21, 5-8:15 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes. To register, visit or call Celena at 419-961-5367.
Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., programs include Name That Tune at Rayz Café, June 3, 7 p.m.; Living on Another World with the Armstrong Museum, June 5, 11 a.m.; Insect Kids’ Craft (ages 6+), June 5, 6-7 p.m.; Book Buddy Training, June 6, 11 a.m.-noon; Space Camp Prep Day, June 6, 1-4 p.m.
Al-Anon Family Group, Genoa Giving and Getting, meets Monday at 8 p.m. at Genoa Christian Church, 415 Main St. Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., open Mon., Wed. & Fri. Open for bingo at 9:30 a.m. on Mon.; open at 10:30 a.m. Wed. and Fri. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. (reservations required 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings offered 2nd Wed. of each month at 11 a.m.; Blood oxygen & blood pressure screenings offered the 4th Wed. of each month at 11 a.m. Educational/informational speakers on Wed.; Pinochle Mon. & Wed. after lunch; Dominoes Fri. after lunch. Reservations: 419-855-4491.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.
Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Sat. of the month 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing address within the district required. For more info, call 419-341-0913.

Gibsonburg Town Council will meet in Regular Session, June 6, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 526 N. Webster St.
Gibsonburg Public Library, 100 N. Webster St., programs include: Preschool Storytime, Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off Party (Grades 1-6 p.m.), June 5, 1:30 p.m.; Cookbook Club, June 10, 6:30 p.m. – “Family Collection Cookbook,” by Taste of Home (bring a dish and recipe to share); Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books (grades 4-7), June 12, 3:30 p.m. – “Pi in the Sky,” by Wendy Mass; Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books (grades 1-4), June 19, 3:30 p.m. – “The Return of Zita the Spacegirl,” by Ben Hatke; Book Bears: Early Readers, June 20, 3:30 p.m. – “The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet,” by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter; Adult Book Discussion, June 24, 6 p.m., “Sold on a Monday,” by Kristina McMorris; `Tween Cuisine, June 26, 4 p.m. – a cookbook club for grades 4-8 (ask a librarian for a cookbook and bring the dish to share). Call 419-637-2173 for details.
Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation and home-delivered meals available. 419-637-7947.

Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St., Elliston-Trowbridge Rd. – LIGHT pantry is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m.

Luckey Food Pantry is open the last Wed. of each month from 1-3 p.m. and the last Thurs. of the month from 6-8 p.m. at 247 Oak St. (behind the post office), in the former Loft Youth Center. Open to families residing in the Eastwood School District.
Luckey Garden Club meets monthly at the library. Visit Luckey Garden Club on Facebook for info about joining.
Luckey Library presents storytime for ages 3-7 every Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Includes stories, finger plays, music & crafts. LEGO Club (K-5th grade) Sat. 10:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.; Men’s Shoot-the-Bull gatherings Mon. at 9:30 a.m. Coffee provided. Read to a Dog Program, Thurs. (four 10-minute sessions available beginning at 4:50 p.m. – registration required). Home delivery of library materials to homebound Luckey residents is available by calling the library during regular hours at 419-833-6040.

Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor Public Library programs include: Book Sale, June 7, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories” includes a free family program with the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, June 11, 2 p.m.; Make & Take Crafts with Cheri, June 11, 6 p.m. – make a journal; One Size Fits All Storytime Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.; Watercolor Group meets Thursdays 12:30-4 p.m. (bring your own supplies). Teens and `tweens are invited to drop in June 10-14 to test their skills with an escape room. The Local History Museum is open every Thursday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The library also offers microscopes for use on site. For info or to register for programs, visit or call 419-898-7001.
St. Boniface Parish Bingo, Sun. at the church, 215 N. Church St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; early birds at 5:30 p.m. and main session begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Boniface School.
Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel Food Pantry, 11805 SR 105, open the last Wednesday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m. During the pantry, a hot meal is served. There is also a free clothing room with all sizes for children and adults, men and women. Call 419-898-7165 for info.

Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lunch served at noon.
Hours for Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. include: Open the first two Tuesdays of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the rest of the month and 8-11 a.m. the last Saturday of the month (excluding holidays). Closed holidays. Eastwood School District residents may visit the pantry once monthly. ID and proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

Stony Ridge
Shared Bounty Thrift Shop is open at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike from 10 a.m.-noon on the 1st and 3rd Sat. of the month. Household items, clothing, shoes, books and more available free to area families. Donations help support the ministry.

Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., Summer Reading Program registration is open all summer; Star Readers Fun, supportive read aloud program (ages 5+), Mondays 1-2 p.m.; Space Exploration STEM activities, June 5 and 19, 2 p.m.; Nature-Nauts, presented by Wood Co. Park District, June 12, 4 p.m.; Fantastic Reads & Where to Find Them, A Harry Potter-themed Magic Show, June 14, 2-3 p.m. Family Storytime with Bookmobile, June 25, 11 a.m.; Gliders, presented by Great Lakes Science Center, June 26, 1 p.m.; Walbridge K-9 Pictures and Q & A, June 29, 2 p.m. Call 419-666-9900 for info.
Walbridge VFW Bingo, first and third Sun. of each month, 109 S. Main St. Lightning bingo at 1 p.m.; regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Food and drinks available. New games; higher prizes. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. Call 419-666-0367 for info.
Support Group for Families and Friends who are Dealing with a Loved One’s Heroin/Opiate Addiction meets Mon. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 705 N. Main St. Sponsored by Mainstreet Church. For info, call 419-838-7600.

Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St., programs include: Storytimes Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Take & Make Tuesdays in June, 5:30 p.m. – stop in and pick the craft-to-go of the week (while supplies last); Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off, June 3, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday Adult Book Club, June 12, 7 p.m.; Father’s Day Crafts, June 15 (K-6), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Local author Anne Schlea, who has written three books under the pen name Melissa Loggins, will discuss the writing process, June 17, 6:30 p.m. Call 419-849-2744 to register.
Woodville Food Pantry, 212 Bridge St., is open the last Thursday of the month 6:30-7:30 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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