Bulletin Board Week of 2/17/20

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Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St., programs include: Sit, Stay, Read, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. – Improve reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog; A Day with Ms. Lady K, Feb. 19, 4 p.m. – Celebrate Black History Month with the sound of Ms. Karen Harris as she sings the timeless classic hits.
East Toledo Senior Center “Dream Travelers” will explore Santa Fe through food and photos Feb. 24, 10:45 a.m., 1001 White St. RSVP for lunch no later than Feb. 19. Call 419-691-2254.
Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., will present: Birmingham Book Group, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. – Enjoy a lively and enlightening discussion of a book (next month’s book is “There There by Tommy Orange) – new members always welcome; Trivia on Tap, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Tony Packo’s, 1902 Front St. – Test your trivia knowledge and compete for fun prizes while enjoying a cold beverage; Kids' Jewelry Making, Feb. 20, 4 p.m. – Learn how to make your own jewelry and take your own masterpiece home.
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 St.
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 Wheeling Street in Oregon. Walk-ins welcome. For info, call 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.
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 Health – St. Anne Hospital. For info, call Roger at 419-346-2753 or Ernie at 419-344-9830.

Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., children’s programs include: Family Storytime, Mondays, 6:30-7 p.m.; Toddler Storytime, Wednesdays, 10-10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:15 a.m., Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m.; Painting with Flowers and Watercolor and Ink, Feb. 18, 6-6:45 p.m.; Elephant and Piggie Party, Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m. For teens: Teen Takeover, Feb. 18, 4-5 p.m.; Animal Allies, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. For adults: Bay Chapter Book Discussion – “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m. Come in from the Cold: Classic Movies at Oregon, Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. All ages: JP Dynasty, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Taco Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m., VFW Post 9816, 1802 Ashcroft. $6 includes two tacos and trimmings. Euchre at 7 p.m. On Feb. 22, the post will hold a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner from 4-7 p.m., with karaoke to follow. All events are open to the public. Call 419-725-9916 for details.
Lake Erie Center Lecture, “Making the Connections Between the Land and Lake Erie: Old Woman Creek Studies the Pieces and Parts in Between,” presented by Dr. Kristi Arend, research coordinator, Old Woman Creek NERR & Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Room 155, 6200 Bayshore Rd. Free and open to the public.
P.E.R.I. CHAPTER # 93, will meet Feb. 27, 1-2:15 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #1 Fire Hall, 5002 Seaman and Wynn roads. Get answers to questions regarding HRA, Medical, Pharmacy Insurance and Medicare denials. All O.P.E.R.S., Lucas County and Northwood retirees, P.E.R.I. members, guests and soon-to-be retirees welcome. Refreshments will be available. Limited seating available.
Clay Band Parents’ Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Feb. 27, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Clay High School cafeteria. Meal includes spaghetti (meat or plain sauce), salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets available online at http://clay-high-band-parents-assoc.square.site/ and at the door. Discounts for kids and seniors. Dine in or carry out. The event will also include raffle baskets, 50/50 drawings and entertainment from Clay's jazz band.
Euchre Tournaments at VFW 9816, 1802 Ashcroft Dr., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Queen of Hearts played every other Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clay High School Class of 2000 is planning a 20-year reunion May 2. For more details and RSVP info, visit Clay2000reunion.wixsite.com.
Oregon Retired Firefighters Assn. meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at the Oregon Inn.
Food for Thought Food Pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (corner of Coy and Navarre), open the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4-6 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Please bring ID. Supplemental groceries provided to those in need.
Harbor View Historical Society Inc. and Museum, 2083 Autokee St., is open Thursdays 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. For info call 419-691-1517 or visit the museum’s Facebook page.
Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday 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 GreateasternTMC.ToastmastersClubs.org for info.
Oregon Republican Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Visit www.OregonRepublicanClub.com or contact Lynn Gibbs at lynlin3215@gmail.com for info.
Ashland Church Food Pantry, 2350 Starr Ave., open the last Saturday of the 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 Wednesday 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 suggested for seniors 60 and 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 419-704-5381 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 Food Distribution, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Room, 6000 Wales Rd.
Northwood Block Watch Monthly Meeting, Feb 19, 6:30 p.m. at the fire station, 2100 Tracy Rd. Guest speaker Code Zoning Enforcement Officer Sabo will discuss the New Online Reporting and Permit Portal. She will also answer questions on possible code infractions in neighborhoods.
Northwood Neighborhood Block Watch meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station at 2100 Tracy Rd. See Facebook page for info and updates.
Northwood VFW 2984 Fish Fries every Friday, 5-7:30 p.m. Chicken, steaks and shrimp also available. The post serves breakfast every Sunday, 9-11:30 a.m.
Adult Recreation for Northwood residents 18 and older at Arts, Athletics, Admin. Building at Northwood Schools (old high school), Mon. and Wed., 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-noon. Access to weight room, gym, marked walking track and indoor pickleball court. $30 for unlimited visits; $3 drop-in fee. Fitness classes $3 per class Monday and Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-10 a.m. New this year: Northwood residents can have access to computers or the internet during these times. Seniors can walk the halls Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (no charge).
Men’s Prayer Breakfast, every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Northwood Church of God, Coy and Curtice roads. For info, call 419-693-0260.
Free Home Safety Assessments and 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 firechief@ci.northwood.oh.us.

Jerusalem Twp.
Board of Trustees meets 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.

Gulburger Nite, April 2, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seaman and Yondota. The one-pound hamburger, cooked with the Gulish family recipe, comes with cheese and grilled onions, served on a Kaiser roll with chips, pickles and peppers plus a choice of coffee or punch at a cost of $10. Fresh-cut fries and sodas will be available at an additional cost. Dine in or carry out. Tickets, available by advance-purchase only, can be purchased from any church member or by calling 419-691-1918.

Christian Women’s Breakfast, Feb. 24, 9:15 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty. Open to all. Discussion will be on service dogs.
Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, located in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. (corner of Witty and SR 51), open Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; lunch served at 11:30 a.m. (reservations for lunch required by 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure and blood oxygen screenings 2nd Tuesday of each month; blood sugar and blood pressure screenings last Tuesday of each month; educational/informational speakers on Tuesday; Euchre game every Tuesday and Thursday after lunch. For reservations, call 419-862-3874.
Elmore Historical Society monthly meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Historical Society Building.
Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting). Call 419-392-1112 for info.

Genoa Legion Breakfasts held the last Sunday of the month January-April, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Next breakfast is Feb. 23. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and applesauce. Dine in or carry out.
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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Open for bingo at 9:30 a.m. on Monday; open at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. (reservations required 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings offered 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.; Blood oxygen and blood pressure screenings offered the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Educational/informational speakers on Wednesday; Pinochle Monday and Wednesday after lunch; Dominoes Friday after lunch. Reservations: 419-855-4491.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes and small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.
Genoa Community Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. Serving Genoa School District residents. ID and billing address within the district required. For more info, call 419-341-0913.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Zion Church, 500 Brentwood Dr. Walk-ins welcome or call 800-RED-CROSS for an appointment.
Gibsonburg Public Library, 100 N. Webster St., programs include; Preschool Storytime, Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Book Bears: Early Readers, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. – Learn about elastic energy by making a marshmallow shooter and talk about the book “P.J. Funny Bunny’s Bag of Tricks,” by Marilyn Sadler (registration required); Kids Cook!, Feb. 24, 4 p.m. – Make a snack or dessert you would bring to a sleepover, or make a recipe from “Look, I’m a Cook,” by DK Publishers and bring it to share; Adult Book Club, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. – Discuss “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen; Senior Literary Society, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m., 100 Meadow Lane – discuss “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion (large-print copies available at the library). Call 419-637-2173 for details.
Active Seniors invited to Meet and 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 Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. and the last Thursday 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, 228 Main St., presents: storytime for ages 3-7 every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Includes stories, finger plays, music and crafts; LEGO Club (K-5th grade) Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.; Men’s Shoot-the-Bull gatherings Monday at 9:30 a.m., coffee provided; Read to a Dog Program, Thursday (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.

Free Community Dinner, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, SR 795, Feb. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Open to the community.

Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 Main St., programs include: One-Size-Fits-All Storytime, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.; Afterschool Art Club for Kids, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.; Cozy Book & Food Group, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. – Read any mystery book by Susan Albert and cook one of the recipes from the book; Local History Museum is open every Thursday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The library will be closed Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. Visit oakharborpubliclibrary.org or call 419-898-7001 for details.
Board of the Ottawa County Transportation Improvement District (OCTID) will hold regular meetings at 8:30 a.m. April 20, July 20 and Oct. 19 at the county engineer’s office, 8247 W. SR 163.
St. Boniface Parish Bingo, Sunday 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 Al-Anon Family Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 122 W Ottawa St.
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 and activities for adults 60 and over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lunch served at noon.
Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., is open the 1st 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). Eastwood School District residents may visit the pantry once monthly. ID and proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

Stony Ridge
Stony Ridge Civic Association meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Stony Ridge Library. Visit stonyridgepark.com for more details.
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 Saturday 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. programs include storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m. – Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for kids and caretakers; Kinderskills for ages 3-6 Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Call 419-666-9900 for info.
Northeast Area Senior Center, 705 N. Main St., provides programs and activities for adults 60 and over. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Lunch served at noon. Call 567-249-4921 for info.
Walbridge VFW Bingo, 1st and 3rd Sunday 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 Monday 6:30-8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 705 N. Main St. Sponsored by Mainstreet Church. For info, call 419-838-7600.

Four Chaplains Presentation, Feb. 16 at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services, Solomon Lutheran Church, 305 W. Main St. For info, visit solomonchurch.com.
Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St., programs: Succulents for Kids, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. – Kids in grades K-6 are invited to learn about plants and create a small planter to take home (supplies provided; registration required); Canvas & Chocolate, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Adults are invited for an evening of painting, conversation and chocolate. 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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