calendarUpdated November 5, 2015

St. Patrick All-School Mass Honors Veterans’ Service
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns faculty and students will honor veterans by commemorating their service and sacrifice with a special All-School Mass on Friday, November 13 at 8:45 a.m. with Fr. Tony Borgia presiding.
All veterans from the parish and community, their families and friends are invited to attend this special Mass. Following Mass, a reception with light refreshments and a tour of a very special commemorative display, organized by Master Sgt. Norman Drzewiecki, will be held in the Holy Family Center. Those interested in sharing veterans’ memorabilia may contact Norm at or call the school at (419) 381-1775, ext. 131.

Family House Shelter Gala Planned At The Pinnacle
Family House, the second largest family shelter in the state of Ohio and the largest in Northwest Ohio, will host the “Let Our House Be Your House” Gala on Friday, No-vember 13 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Pinnacle in Maumee.
The gala will raise funds for families that are served and will feature dining stations with a live auction and raffles. Fred LeFebvre will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tickets are $75.00 or a table is $750.00 Tickets can be purchased by calling (419) 242-5505 or visit for more information.
Live auction items include The Andersons gift certificates, a wine dinner at Ciao Restaurant and 12 elaborate gingerbread houses designed by Jim Rhegness and his culinary art students at Penta Career Center. Additionally, Bob Johnson and Southview carpentry students have designed a Family House Doll House that will be unveiled that evening. Ken Leslie, comedian and founder of 1Matters, will relate observations about his journey from homelessness to activism.

Glass City Singles’ Dances Held At Holland Gardens
Glass City Singles regularly holds a variety of themed dances at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Upcoming dance events are listed below. For information, visit or call (734) 856-8963.
On Friday, November 13, a Veterans Day Celebration will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

“Invaders Of Mars” Comes To Appold Planetarium
Audiences of all ages are invited to continue the exploration of Mars at the Lourdes University Appold Planetarium, located in Mother Adelaide Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
“Invaders of Mars” takes viewers on an exciting trip to the red planet, deep into canyons where water once flowed, high above volcanoes and turning around polar ice caps. Join in the latest discoveries from a new generation of Mars spacecraft and examine the science (and science fiction) surrounding Mars and the quest to find water and perhaps even life.
Admission prices for “Invaders of Mars” are $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, November 13-14 and 20-21.
Reservations are recommended. Call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail

Veteran Talent Showcased In Anthony Wayne Area
Veteran artwork will be on display in businesses throughout the Anthony Wayne Area through Saturday, November 14. The public is invited to visit the 15 business locations where over 38 pieces of art created by nine veterans will be on view.
This is the first Veterans’ Art Show sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. It offers the opportunity for veterans to share their artistic creations in a wide variety of business locations throughout Monclova, Waterville and Whitehouse.
For more information, visit or

Swesey Florist Open House Celebrates Holiday Season
A Holiday Open House will be held at Swesey Florist, 1643 Tollgate Dr. in Maumee, on Saturday, November 14 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Breakfast Fundraiser Held For Audrey Barlumi Fund
A breakfast fundraiser for Audrey Barlumi, a 29-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015, will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the UFCW Hall, 7441 International Dr., Holland.
The cost is $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children age 10 and under. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, potatoes, sausage, baked goods, fruit and beverages. For additional information, e-mail or call Isabel Rodriguez at (419) 708-6913.

Ohio Theatre Folk Festival Features Birds Of Chicago
The Ohio Theatre Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, November 14. The theatre will feature two national-level touring acts: Birds of Chicago and The Ragbirds.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Toledo singer/songwriter Jeff Stewart kicking off the evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by regional recording artist and touring band The AntiVillains.

Visual Language Workshops To Be Held At Art Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art will help viewers learn to decode images and their sometimes hidden meanings with a new series of free visual language classes. The “learning to look” classes help participants interpret visual clues or the language of the visual world.
The second class in the series, on Saturday, November 14, explores symbols. Participants will learn how images become symbols that convey meaning and how memory and personal experience affect interpretation of images, their significance and meaning.
On Saturday, November 21, an ideas workshop will investigate context and how history and culture affect the way viewers respond to images.
The museum will present two opportunities to wrap up the series with a class on meaning: Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12. This workshop will investigate the relationships among the visual languages of form, symbols and ideas. To get the most from this workshop, participants should attend the previous workshops.
Each class is from noon to 2:00 p.m. Space is limited; advanced registration is required. Register for the free classes at

Block Printing Workshop Announced At Fort Meigs
Instructor Virginia Tucker of Virginia Floor Cloth and Textile Company will offer a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22. She will show how to carve a rubber block for printing on fabric and how to create a block print on a fine cotton scarf.
Participants will take home a finished block, a block-printed scarf and the knowledge to create more. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop.
The workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days and will be held in the classrooms inside the visitor center at Fort Meigs. Cost for the workshop is $130 ($120 for Ohio History Connections members). Advance registration and payment is required. Reserve your space by stopping into the Fort Meigs visitor center or calling (419) 874-4121. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Autumn Events Announced At Majestic Oak Winery
Majestic Oak Winery, 13544 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids, will host a mic and taco night on the third Thursday of each month.
On the first Thursday of each month through March, a knit and sip will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a current project and enjoy the evening with others who share your hobby.
A fish fry will be held on Wednesday, November 25.
Paint and wine events will be held on Thursday, December 10.
For more information on any of the events, visit or call (419) 875-6474.

Penta Culinary Arts Students Present Scholarship Dinner
The culinary arts programs at Penta Career Center will host Re-Invent, an annual scholarship dinner and silent auction, on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons area on the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Rd., in Perrysburg Township.
Proceeds from the dinner benefit a scholarship fund for culinary arts students. In addition, dollars raised in the silent auction benefit the Hirzel Scholarship Fund, which provides qualifying Penta seniors with scholarships towards post-secondary tuition and/or tools needed for employment. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $75.00 per person.
Re-Invent features an extensive menu including gourmet appetizers and multiple gourmet food stations.
Reservations are required by Saturday, November 21. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Elizabeth Wray at (419) 661-6486 or

Dirty Dancing Showtimes Set At Stranahan Theater
The Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, will offer performances of Dirty Dancing on December 1-6. For dates, times and ticket information, visit

Stranahan’s 2016 Schedule Includes Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story, featuring the classics “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day,” will be offered at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo in January 2016. For dates, times and ticket information, visit

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