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calendarUpdated March 16, 2015

Prizm Creative Community Announces No Mic Night
Prizm Creative Community will offer a No Mic Night on Thursday, March 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Way Library, located at 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Award-winning poet Lorraine Cipriano will act as guest facilitator.
The free program is open to the public and is primarily a peer review session for education and feedback for authors of in-process creative writing projects. For more information on the event, visit www.MyPrizm.com.

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 www.toledosingles.com or call (734) 856-8963.
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held on Friday, March 20 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A Celebrating the Night of Pink Easter Night will be held on Friday, April 10 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
An Urban Cowboy western celebration will be held on Friday, April 24 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $8.00.

Toledo Area Ministries Seek Volunteers For Meal Build
Toledo Area Ministries (TAM) and the Toledo Lucas County Hunger Task Force have pledged to raise $25,000 to package “100,000 Meals for Northwest Ohio” on Saturday, March 21. The daylong packing event will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Con-vent Blvd., in Sylvania.
A total of 75 volunteers are needed for each two-hour shift. The shifts begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last shift ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. After the meals are packaged, they will be distributed by Toledo Seagate Food Bank to member agencies in Northwest Ohio.
The public is encouraged to donate funds online at www.tamohio.org. Please specify “100,000 Meals” when making your donation. Donations are also being accepted through the Lourdes University Office of Mission and Ministry at (419) 824-3861.
Those wishing to volunteer their time can sign up online at www.lourdes.edu/campusministry.

Annual Fundraiser Dance Benefits Sunshine Home
Omega Meats will hold its annual charity dance on Saturday, March 21 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse. The proceeds will go toward the Sunshine Foundation (Sunshine Children’s Home).
Snacks will be provided. Further information may be obtained by calling Lindsay Graham at (419) 392-6868.

Waterville Chamber Plans Ball, Wine And Art Gala
The Waterville Chamber of Commerce will host its 15th annual Masquerade Ball, Wine and Art Gala on Saturday, March 21 at Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy., Swanton.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Auction begins at 8:00 p.m. with Carson Helminiak, auctioneer. Tickets are $50.00 each. Cocktail attire. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, call (419) 878-5188.

Showcase Sylvania Expo Held At Tam-O-Shanter
The 2015 Showcase Sylvania Business Expo will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
This year’s features include the Lowe’s Home Improvement Zone, providing home and outdoor ideas for all spring projects. Lowe’s professionals will also be on hand, offering advice and how-to tips.
Additionally, this year the ProMedica Health Pavilion is offering free blood glucose, BMI and body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol and bone density screenings. There will be informative booths about cancer, strokes, surgical services, rehab, home health care and more from Flower Hospital.
Local restaurants will offer fresh ideas for entertaining, dinner and healthy alternative meals. A children’s area will feature several local childcare centers and organizations. Entertainment will include local and regional groups.
Free parking for the expo is on site at Tam-O-Shanter, as well as at Olander Park, Southview High School and Boulevard Church of Christ.
For more information, contact the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at (419) 882-2135 or visit www.sylvaniachamber.org.

Appold Planetarium Hosts Hubble Telescope Program
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, the Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents “Hubble@25.” The show traces the evolution of the telescope that led to the single most productive scientific instrument ever built and other milestone space missions.
In addition to a live presentation featuring newly released NASA images, the fulldome movie Two Small Pieces of Glass will be shown.
The Appold Planetarium is located inside Mother Adelaide Hall at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
“Hubble@25” family-friendly evening shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 21 and 28 and April 11 and 25.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student IDs. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 spectators and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium coordinator, at planetarium@lourdes.edu or (419) 517-8897.

Military History Movie Featured At Fort Meigs
The Old Northwest Military Heritage Association presents a military history movie at Fort Meigs, featuring a classic military movie on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The event is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase starting a half-hour before show time.
Movie will be shown at Fort Meigs in the visitor center, located at 29100 W. River Rd. in Perrysburg. To see upcoming movie title, visit www.fortmeigs.org/movies or call (800) 283-8916.

Forrester’s On The River Sets Celebrity Wait Night
A celebrity wait night will be held at Forrester’s on the River on Monday, March 23 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. to benefit The Daughter Project through Youth Leadership Toledo.
The cost is $25.00 per person, which includes salad, dinner and dessert. RSVP to Daniela Foley by Friday, March 13 at (734) 347-0676 or (567) 686-4297. For more information on The Daughter Project, visit www.thedaughterproject.org.

Brian Kennedy To Speak At UT Lecture Series
TMA director Brian Kennedy will speak at University of Toledo at 7:00 p.m. March 24 in the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Toledo’s Doermann Theatre.
Kennedy has been president, director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art since 2010. Free tickets to Kennedy’s lecture are available on UT’s website at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eahokrl95a56833d&oseq=&c=&ch.

Toledo Zoo Wine Tastings Tempt Taste Buds All Year
The Toledo Zoo will offer wine-tasting events throughout 2015. Attendees can enjoy gourmet wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and mingling, all with different themes at exotic zoo venues.
Reserve space by calling the zoo at (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001. Online reservations are also available at www.toledozoo.org/wine, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages.
The full Saturday series includes: March 28, Aquarium and May 29, Aquarium/Penguin Beach.
You must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required. Tickets start at $40.00 for zoo members and $45.00 for nonmembers.

Kids In The Kitchen Event Offers Healthy Food Fun
The 10th annual Kids in the Kitchen event, which aims to educate youngsters ages 5-12 on healthy food choices and fight childhood obesity, is a free and fun-filled family event slated for Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Jesuit High School.
A Junior League of Toledo program, Kids in the Kitchen will feature vendors from across the community giving hands-on cooking and exercise demonstrations with healthy eating and exercise tips. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. All children will receive a goody bag full of snacks/exercise items and will have the chance to enter into a raffle for big-ticket items like a new bike. For more information, visit www.juniorleaguetoledo.org.

Clara J’s Tea Room Plans Weekend Events
Clara J’s Tea Room will host a “SereniTEA,” on Saturday March 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The theme “The Art of Happiness,” presented by Mr. Happy features a conversation on health and wellness and a positive attitude. A light lunch is included. The cost is $18.00. Reservations are requested. Call (419) 897-0219.
An Angels Among Us Tea is scheduled for Saturday April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch and Angel Reading are offered by Kasha for $18.00. Call to reserve a space at (419) 897-0219.
For more information, visit www.clarajsat219.com.

Tree, Shrub & Garden Sale Provides Various Options
The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Tree, Shrub and Garden Sale is going on now. Proceeds go to support district outreach programs.
New for 2015 are three varieties of larger potted trees: red oak, Canada red chokecherry and green rocket cedar, as well as a native nut tree packet.
Also, 1- to 2-year-old bareroot seedlings are being offered at a low cost to assist landowners in establishing conservation practices such as windbreaks, wildlife habitats and treed riparian buffers. These trees can also be used for general landscaping.
Conifer seedlings are available in packets of 25 trees, and hardwood seedlings and bushes are available in packets of five.
Also offered are 1-ounce packages of “native” prairie seed mix, which has been collected locally from the rare Oak Openings Region. Two mixes are offered: a dry mix suited for sandy or well-drained soils and a moist mix for average to moist soils.
The deadline for guaranteed ordering of trees, shrubs and seedlings is Tuesday, March 31.
Cover crop seed packets are also available in the following mixes: beneficial insect mix, raised bed mix and fall cover crop mix.
Additionally, rain barrels and composters are available for $50.00 each. Call (419) 893-1966 for an order form or download it from www.co.lucas.oh.us/lswcd.

St. Luke’s Auxiliary Plans Scrub & Chocolate Sales
ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary will host a chocolate sale featuring N & Y Confectioneries in Auditorium B on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31 and April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The auxiliary will offer a scrub sale on Tuesday, March 31 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Auditorium B.
For more information, call Betsy Maps at (419) 893-5919.

Good Friday Fish Fry Set At Oak Shade Grove
The Teutonia Männerchor and Damenchor, Northwestern Ohio’s German-American ethnic choruses presents its annual Good Friday Fish Fry, on Friday, April 3, in the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., one half-mile east of Coy Rd. in Oregon.
The Alaskan Walleye dinner, including French fries, cole slaw, and coffee, will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A full cash bar will be available
Tickets are $8.00 for adults, children under 10 are free, with a special children’s meal available. Carryouts are available. Tickets are available at the door or call Tim at (419) 474-7604. Tickets are also available at Kilgus Choice Meats, 3346 W. Laskey Rd.

Hughes Equestrian Center Announces Spring Events
The Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center in Swanton will host a cleanup day on Saturday, April 8, with rain date of Sunday, April 19. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. Lunch will be provided for all workers. For more information, contact Ed Pastorek at (419) 466-7923 or fattsone@aol.com.
Spring clinics will be held on the grounds during the first weekend in May. On Saturday, May 2, the clinic will cover performance topics for both western and English riders. On Sunday, May 3, the event will cover draft and driving topics. Both days start at 9:00 a.m. Bring your horse(s) or just come to watch and learn. The food booth will be open. For more information regarding the clinics, contact Becky Hall at (419) 266-0411 or rebeccahall@windstream.net, or Chelsea Hartman at (419) 270-5377 or tuffy4ever1992@gmail.com.
The annual Harry Hughes Scholarship application is due on Thursday, April 30. Scholarship application packets have been distributed to school guidance counselors. Contact Al Staler at (419) 826-8532, (419) 266-2178 or meemawandpaw@embarqmail.com for additional information.
Visit the Harry Hughes website at www.harryhughes.org for upcoming events and more information.

Owens, Toledo United Way Offer Free Tax Preparation
The Owens Office of Service Learning in partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo will be offering free tax preparation for students, staff, faculty and community members at Owens Community College, College Hall, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Interested individuals can contact the United Way by calling 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment through Friday, April 10.
For more information, contact Krista Kiessling at krista_kiessling@owens.edu or (567) 661-2275.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Sets Annual Rummage Sale
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Maumee will hold its annual spring rummage sale on Friday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. On Saturday, a special $3.00 brown paper grocery bag promotion and half-price sales on other items will be offered.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase Planned At Maumee Indoor
Toledo’s first Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Showcase, featuring six Northwest Ohio indie songwriters – Kyle White Lay, Chris Shutters, Jeff Stewart, Fish Fisher, Robert Storm and Tom Clawson – will be held at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Saturday, April 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at www.buck69.net/Toledo-s-1st-annual-singer-songwriter-showcase. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Beach House Family Shelter. For more information, contact Tom Clawson at (419) 283-6167 or TRC@prodigy.net.

Local Close-Up Magicians To Perform In Perrysburg
The Toledo Society of Magicians presents its 14th annual Afternoon of Close-Up Magic on Sunday, April 12. The show will be held at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. along with a cash bar.
This year’s eight featured close-up magicians are Fr. Mark Davis, The Dorian, Jim Dyko, Eli!, Martin Jarret, Andrew Martin, Pattrick Przysiecki and Steve Schneider. Members of the Bird’s Eye View Circus will perform prior to the show at 2:00 p.m.
The magic will be performed just inches away from audience members. To enhance the audience’s experience of this intimate close-up show, all eight magicians will repeat their acts in each of five performing rooms. Seating will be tiered and limited to allow guests to truly enjoy the magic up close.
Tickets are $15.00 and available from the performers. The show has sold out the past 10 years and tickets are not expected to be available at the door. Further information is available at (419) 255-2921 or mjarret@aol.com.

Maumee Wines To Host Callie Beebe Fundraiser
Maumee Wines, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, will host a benefit for Gateway Middle School student, Callie Beebe on Saturday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. Callie has been diagnosed with fibromatosis with Gardner’s syndrome.
The event will feature a chicken dinner for $10.00, 50/50 raffles, bake sale, TV raffle and more. Those unable to attend can donate at Fifth Third Bank, 5020 Conant St., Maumee, to the Callie Beebe benefit account. For more information, call Peggy Beebe at (419) 266-1750.

Ritzee Resale Fundraiser Set At Monclova Center
The Monclova Community Center will host its third annual “Ritzee Resale Accessories Fundraiser” on Friday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shoppers will find great bargains on gently used jewelry, purses, shoes, hats, scarves, gloves and more.
The Monclova Community Center is located at 8115 Monclova Rd. An elevator is located at the west entrance to the building. All proceeds from the sale will benefit improvements at the Community Center.
Donations of new or gently used accessories can be dropped off at the center during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (419) 861-1336.

Bead Shop Hop Planned At Northwest Ohio Shops
A coalition of Toledo area bead shops announce the “Bead Shop Hop,” happening on Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25 during stores’ regular hours. The event will feature prize drawings, sales, special take-away projects and grab bags at participating shops, including the Coyote Beads, 178 S. Main St., Bowling Green; Juju Beadz, 829 Tiffin Ave., Findlay; Bonita Beads, 215 Conant St., Maumee; Beads and Books, 4925 Dorr St., Ste. A, Toledo and the Bead Attic, 3715 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo
This year, the theme is “United Beaded of Northwest Ohio.” Each store will feature a different specialty bead connected to a country. Each store will also have a take-away project, available only during the Bead Shop Hop. Each customer will get a passport, to be stamped by each store participating in the Bead Shop Hop. Once the passport is full, the customer will receive a bag full of great bead-related prizes, as well as promotional materials from each store. The participating Bead Shop Hop stores will also collect items for area women’s shelters during the event. A percentage off of purchases will be offered to customers who donate items to help women in need.

Luminations! Fundraiser Set At Franciscan Center
The 15th annual Luminations! fundraiser returns to the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. Mistress of ceremonies for the event is Chrys Peterson, a proud Lourdes alumna and ProMedica educator. Joining her on stage are Lourdes president David Livingston and his wife Joan, and honorary chairs Harvey and Connie Tolson. A Toledo businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Tolson owns Tolson Enterprises, a real estate investment, development and management company.
Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live student scholarship auction and an expansive silent auction. In the theatre, attendees will delight in performances by the Toledo Ballet, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony, and Broadway performer and Detroit native Joseph Kolinski.
Tickets for the signature fundraiser are $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of 10. For more information on the event or to purchase a sponsorship, contact Kelly Dilworth, event coordinator, at (419) 824-3751 or kilworth@lourdes.edu.

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, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Planned Giving With Life Insurance, Central Catholic High School.
The events are open to the public, but are limited to 20 participants. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elaine Jansen at ejansen@centralcatholic.org or (419) 469-8708.

Senior Movie Day Planned At Maumee Indoor Theater
The Maumee Indoor, Maison-Dardenne Walker Funeral Homes and Crematory and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center will offer Senior Movie Day at the theater on Tuesday, May 19. The free event will feature To Kill A Mockingbird. Doors open at noon and the movie begins at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments are provided.

Toledo Botanical Garden Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Toledo Botanical Garden began as 20 acres of grounds with stables off Elmer Drive, donated by George Crosby in 1964. Through nurturing leadership during the ensuing years, it has grown to over 60 acres, including a downtown campus, and is home to the Robert Anderson Urban Agriculture Center, the hub for the Toledo GROWs program.
On Saturday, May 30, a new event, “The Garden After Dark,” will take place, featuring art, music and performance with a focus on light-related exhibits, unique projections and installations. The event will also feature DJ Rob Sample, performances by Bird’s Eye Circus, food trucks and more to be announced.


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