calendarUpdated October 31, 2014

Car Seat Safety Checks Offered By Appointment
The Glunckle Insurance Agency and Safe Kids Greater Toledo will offer free car seat safety checks by appointment behind Nationwide Insurance, 302 Conant St., Maumee, on Thursday, November 6 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
In addition to free car seat inspections, the event will feature local emergency vehicles, free giveaways and a collection area for nonperishable items for the Cherry Street Mission.
To set up an appointment for a free car seat safety check, call (419) 291-5993.

Downtown Sylvania Event To Benefit The Arms Forces
On Thursday, November 6, the Downtown Sylvania Association will host Downtown Delights-Cookies for a Cause. The event will be held until 8:00 p.m. to highlight shops in downtown Sylvania.
Approximately 30 merchants and restaurants will participate and feature special promotions for shoppers. Shoppers who visit Downtown Delights will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cookie at participating merchants. All proceeds will benefit The Arms Forces.

“Red For Women” Expo Planned At Parkway Place
The Go Red for Women luncheon and health and wellness expo will be held at noon on Friday, November 7 at Parkway Place, 2500 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in health screenings as well as interact with healthcare professionals about such topics as blood pressure, cholesterol, fitness and nutrition and stroke prevention.
Heartwarming and real-life experiences from different women who have been affected by heart disease and how it has changed their lives will be shared.
For more information, contact Kali Wulff at (419) 740-6167 or

St. Luke’s Auxiliary Group Holds Holiday Gift Bazaar
The ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Friday, November 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A variety of crafters, vendors and independent consultants will sell handmade, unique and tried-and-true merchandise in the St. Luke’s auditorium.
The “Jingle Bell Café,” located in the auditorium, will offer donuts and coffee in the morning and taco salad or hot dogs starting from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Frogtown Storytelling Guild Presents Tellabration! 2014
On Friday, November 7, the Toledo Frogtown Storytelling Guild will present Tellabration! 2014 – a spoken-word concert of stories for grown-ups featuring Ann Arbor storyteller Jane Fink.
The event will be held at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each and available at the door. For more information, contact Glenda Garrison at

Family House Shelter Gala Aims To Fund New Kitchen
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, November 7 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Pinnacle in Maumee.
The gala will raise funds to build a new kitchen. Last year, Family House served 300 families, including 500 children.
The gala will feature dining stations with a chocolate river dessert bar, the signature gingerbread apple martini, live music from Quarter Bernadette and a live auction and raffles. Lee Conklin will serve as master of ceremonies. Honorary chairmen of the event are Marty Holmes and Carty Finkbeiner.
Tickets are $75.00 each or a table is $750. Tickets may be purchased by calling (419) 242-5505.
Auction items include a vacation to Marco Island, Fla., a wine dinner at Revolution Grill and 10 elaborate gingerbread houses designed by Jim Rhegness and his culinary art students at Penta Career Center.

Free “Try Hockey” Event Offered At Tam-O-Shanter
The Sylvania North Stars invite boys and girls to Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter on Saturday, November 8 for a Try Hockey for Free clinic as part of Come Play Hockey Month. Starting at 10:00 a.m., local youth ages 4 to 9 are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment.
USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport. Total Hockey is an official sponsor of Try Hockey for Free days. USA Hockey has 500 locations offering this unique opportunity to kids nationwide.
To register for this event, visit
For more information, contact Mike Mankowski at, (419) 885-1167 x231.

Historic Uptown Maumee Hosts Holiday Open House
A Holiday Open House will be held in historic uptown Maumee on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature Bonita Bead Boutique, Clara J’s Tea Room, Georgette’s, In Bloom and Sunshine Studios. Discounts, drawings/giveaways and refreshments will be offered.

Homespun Holiday Event Set At Stranahan Great Hall
The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild Homespun Holiday Art and Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 at the Stranahan Great Hall.
The show features a large variety of quality, handcrafted items for purchase. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A food drive for the Toledo Seagate Food Bank and Planned Pethood will take place during the event.
Admission and parking are free.

Heritage Corridor Meeting Explores Great Lakes’ Past
The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor will hold its annual meeting and conference on Sunday, November 9 at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., Grand Rapids.
This year’s focus is on the impact of the period of 1812-1814 on Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana and the Great Lakes.
Luncheon begins at noon. Business meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. The keynote address, given by Dr. Theodore Karamanski, professor and public history graduate director at Loyola University in Chicago, will begin at 1:15 p.m. Michael Galbraith, executive director of ARCH Inc. in Fort Wayne, will give a presentation about the effect of the War of 1812 on native peoples of the region at 2:30 p.m.
Registration is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for nonmembers, and includes lunch. Attendees may register via mail to the organization’s Indiana office address, 4330 Pembroke Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Please include the names of attendees, and make check payable to Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor.

Clara And Me Tea Party Set At Inverness Club
The Toledo Ballet Guild will host its annual “Clara and Me Nutcracker Tea Party and Fashion Show” on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St.
The event will include a light luncheon and fashion show with dancers in costume to welcome guests. A raffle for Isabelle, the 2014 American Girl doll of the year, will be held. Tickets are $25.00. Call (419) 471-0049 or visit to purchase tickets.

Interactive Lourdes Event Focuses On Space Travel
“Astronauts, Earth and Getting to Space” is an interactive evening for children and adults to be held on Tuesday, November 11 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center on the Lourdes University Campus.
Reed Steele, current director of Saturn V Education, former director of the Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education and former education specialist for NASA, will present an evening filled with experiments for children and adults on topics related to challenges of space travel, how balance and equilibrium are affected and much more.
For further information, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or e-mail

Flag Retirement Ceremony Held By Waterville Scouts
Waterville Boy Scout Troop 101 will hold a Veterans Day American Flag Retirement Community Service Project at Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Fifth St., Waterville. Weather permitting, a flag retirement ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the church courtyard.
Flags can be dropped off at the church on Tuesday, November 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Waterville Tree Commission Schedules Pruning Class
The public is invited to join the Waterville Tree Commission and Stephanie Miller, regional urban forester, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, for a hands-on pruning class to be held on Thursday, November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Waterville Fire Department, 751 Waterville Monclova Rd. Participants should enter the building on the north side.
Dress for classroom instruction and outdoor pruning. Bring handsaws and pruners, if you have them, and lunch money.

Annual Border Battle Bash Benefits Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo’s annual fundraiser, the “Border Battle Bash,” will feature former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett and University of Michigan All-American defensive back Marlin Jackson. The event will be held on Friday, November 14 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the SeaGate Centre.
The event is open to ages 21 and over. Tickets are $50.00 each, or $500 for a table of eight and include a tailgate menu-style dinner. Tickets are available at or by calling (419) 241-4258. Sponsorships at all levels, including exhibit opportunities, are still available.
The Border Battle Bash features live and silent auction items including jewelry, golf packages, gourmet gift and wine baskets and a collection of sports memorabilia.
For more information or to donate to your local club visit

Glass City Singles’ Dances Slated 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.
A Veterans Day celebration will be held on Friday, November 14 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Boy Scout Troop Offers Mower Service Special
Boy Scout Troop 97 of Whitehouse is offering an “At Your Mower Service” on Saturday, November 22. Scouts will pick up mowers and get them ready for next year with an oil change, blade sharpening, air filter cleaning, general cleaning and spark plug if needed. The cost is $39.00. To sign up, visit and click on the fundraiser button by Saturday, November 15.

Celebrity Wait Night Tips Benefit Children’s Hospital
The American Family Insurance and ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Kids Celebrity Wait Night will be held on Sunday, November 16 at Premier Catering Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.
Service will be provided by children acting as celebrity waiters. Waiters will earn tips to benefit the Toledo Children’s Hospital cancer wing.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 per adult and $15.00 per child. For tickets, contact Mary Pelwecki at (419) 720-4377 or e-mail

Central Catholic High School Holds Fall Open House
Central Catholic High School will host an open house on Sunday, November 16 from noon to 4:00 p.m. for parents, students, family members and the community to see the Irish in action.
This event provides an opportunity to meet teachers, coaches and administrators; tour the facilities; and have questions answered in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Central Catholic High School is a co-educational, college preparatory learning community that prepares students to embrace a highly challenging, quality education; grow socially and spiritually; become adaptive thinkers in search of knowledge and faith; and be problem solvers to succeed in an ever-changing global society. The school is located at 2550 Cherry St., Toledo.
Central Catholic High School also offers the Irish for a Day program, which invites students to shadow a current CCHS student for a day. This program runs through May 15, 2015. To schedule a visit, register at or contact Breanna Robinson, admissions director, at

Shopping Expo Planned At BGSU’s Stroh Center
The second annual Fall Shopping Expo will be held at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University on Sunday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitors will fill the Stroh Center for an afternoon of shopping and family activities. The free show will provide a unique shopping experience with an array of items for sale such as inspirational gifts, home décor, books, quilts, bath and spa items, jewelry, fiber crafts, original watercolor paintings, food, clothing and much more.
Laurel’s Princess Parties will provide an opportunity for children to meet the Snow Queen, Ana and Rapunzel for a donation of $3.00 to benefit the Cocoon Women’s Shelter.
Donations of nonperishable food and personal care items for the shelter will also be accepted. Other amenities include free admission, free parking and free gift wrap-ping. The Stroh Center is located at 1535 E. Wooster St., a half-mile west of I-75 at exit 181.

Walleye Winter Brewfest Offers 250 Different Beers
The inaugural Toledo Walleye Winter Brewfest will take place on Friday, January 2, at Fifth Third Field during the much-anticipated Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica.
This outdoor celebration of beer and winter gives both beer newbies and longtime enthusiasts the chance to try more than 250 beers from over 50 breweries, while enjoying live music on two stages as well as fun and games all across Fifth Third Field. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Brewfest tickets are available online at Tickets are $35.00 in advance or $45.00 the day of the event. Tickets include 15 taste tickets for a 3-ounce beer sample. Additional taste tickets are available.
VIP tickets are available for $55.00, which includes 20 taste tickets, grazing stations and exclusive special beer drafts. Doors open to VIP ticket holders at 5:30 p.m.
Toledo Walleye Winterfest is a 10-day community celebration of winter coming to Fifth Third Field December 26 through January 4, including the first two ECHL games ever to be played outdoors. For more information about Walleye Winter Brewfest, go to

Arthritis Foundation Award Honors Indians Manager
The Arthritis Foundation will honor Terry Francona, manager of the Cleveland Indians, as its 2014 Community Leader of the Year. A dinner event will celebrate Francona’s leadership, which has contributed to the Cleveland Indians’ success in their division. No stranger to joint injury, Francona inspires hope for resuming a full and active life following joint replacement surgery.
All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.
The event will be held on Tuesday, January 20 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland. The award dinner includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, video presentation and award ceremony. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Individual tickets are $275; patron level tickets are $500. To purchase tickets, contact Lynette Trentini, development director, at or (216) 285-2833.

Central Catholic Series Offers Lunch & Learn
Central Catholic, in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, will host a planned giving lunch and learn series.
Upcoming lunch and learn dates include:
Wednesday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m – The Philanthropic Woman, Central Catholic Room 106.
The events are open to the public, but are limited to 20 participants. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elaine Jansen at or (419) 469-8708.

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