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E. Toledo Senior Center accepting Senior Softball signups
        The East Toledo Senior Center is taking registrations for its 2020 Senior Softball Leagues.
        All individuals ages 50 and older are eligible to play in the two leagues – 50 and over and 58 and over.
        The registration fee is $55 until Jan. 31 and $60 Feb. 1-March 13. Players 58 and older may play in both leagues for a registration fee of $75 through Jan. 31 and $80 from Feb. 1-March 13.
        Games are played in Navarre Park on Monday evenings (58 and older) and Wednesday evenings (50 and older).
        For more information, call Mary at 419-691-2254.
TMA recruiting docents
        The Toledo Museum of Art is seeking volunteers who have a passion for teaching and sharing the arts with school-aged audiences to consider becoming a museum docent.
        An informational session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater.
        “Docents are trained Toledo Museum of Art volunteers who engage with visitors to encourage enjoyment of the arts and create a warm and welcoming museum environment,” said Mike Deetsch, TMA’s director of education. “Anyone with a passion for learning can apply to be a docent, no art or art history background needed.”
        Applications are being accepted through Feb. 7 and interviews will take place mid-February, with classes scheduled to begin in April 2020. As part of the year-long training process, participants will attend weekday classroom and gallery training sessions where they will meet with experienced docents and Museum curators.
        In addition to the overall docent training, this 2020 class will gain specific skills to connect K-8 students with the works of art in the TMA collection, as well as specific training for the school tour program.
        “We are often asked what makes a good docent,” Deetsch said. “We look for volunteers who are enthusiastic, patient and flexible with an interest in interacting with the public as part of an energetic team.”
        For more information, visit or plan on attending the informational session.
Lancaster Show Trip
        The East Toledo Senior Center, with the help of Diamond Tours, will host a Lancaster Pa. Show Trip June 15-19.
        The cost is $549 per person, based on double occupancy, which includes four  nights of lodging, eight meals, two shows at Queen Esther and Britain’s Best, a guided tour of Lancaster, the Gettysburg National Park & Village, the charming Kitchen Kettle Village, a visit to Park City Center and more.
        The trip is open to adults ages 21 and older.
        A deposit of $75 is due by Friday, Feb. 7. For more details, call 419-691-2254.
Valentine Party set
        The East Toledo Senior Center’s Annual Valentine Party will be held Friday, Feb. 14 beginning at 11:45 a.m.
        The cost is $5 per person, which includes lunch, games and prizes. Reservations and payment are due by Friday, Feb. 7.
        The center is located at 1001 White St. For more info, call 419-691-2254.
Bilingual outreach
        The East Toledo Senior Center welcomed a new Bilingual Outreach Worker, Diana Armagost.
        Armagost brings years of experience working in the community helping seniors and their families connect to programs and services they need. She will be working with all seniors 60 and older, including those who are Spanish speaking. She is also available to help fill out forms and to refer people to needed programs and services.
        Armagost is also facilitating new programs such as Spanish movie day, educational speakers, Spanish classes which are open to everyone, and much more.
        For the Hispanic population she will starting a monthly get-together discussing many topics such as customs, foods and more.
        For more information, call Armagost at 419-691-2254, ext. 207.
Oregon Senior Center
        The Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave., provides free breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. to Oregon residents age 60 years or older. The cost is $5.61 to anyone under 60 years.
        Lunch is available Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. The donation is $2.50 to anyone 60 years or older and $5.61 for anyone under 60 years. Sign-up is required 24 hours in advance.
        The Area Office on Aging serves dinner at the center Thursday evenings at 4:30 p.m. Sign-up is required by Wednesday at noon. No walk-ins will be accepted. The suggested donation is $2.50.
        Call 419-698-7078 for program details or to sign up.


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