calendarUpdated December 18, 2014

Springfield School Board Schedules Special Meeting
The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education has scheduled a special board of education meeting for Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to elicit community input on future district operational funding requests.
The meeting will take place in Springfield High School’s George Tombaugh Auditorium, 1470 S. McCord Rd., Holland. For more information, contact community liaison Kristina White at (419) 867-5720.

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 pre-New Year’s celebration will be held on Friday, December 26 from 8:00 to midnight. Admission is $10.00.
The first event of 2015 will be held on Friday, January 9 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. During this event, ladies dressed in red who arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. will receive a $1.00 admission discount. Admission is $8.00.

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 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 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 from December 26 to January 4, including the first two ECHL games ever to be played outdoors. For more information, go to

Yogananda Documentary Shown At Maumee Indoor
The Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee will host a special one-night screening of the documentary Awake – the Life of Yogananda on Monday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit
Tickets are available online at and will not be sold at the theater.

Living The Dream Camp Features Chrys Peterson
Chrys Peterson, retired anchor of WTOL-11, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, January 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Living the Dream Camp for Women, sponsored by Lourdes University and its graduate-level organizational leadership program.
Prior to the keynote address, the camp will feature presenters Kim Radison of KKR Consult, discussing “Balance: Saying No or Yes, Guilt-Free,” and Karen Shulman of Hands-On Consulting LLC, offering tips on how to “Fuel Your Dreams.”
The Living the Dream Camp for Women is an event for women of all ages and work environments, including those outside the traditional workforce. To register, visit

Maumee UMC To Host Financial Peace University
Maumee United Methodist Church, located at 405 Sackett St. in Maumee, will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) beginning Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. The course meets once a week to view a DVD lesson followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies, and investing. Contact Deb Shuff at (419) 893-8761 for more information or to register.

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.

Toledo Writers Workshop Plans Short Story Contest
The Toledo Writers Workshop is sponsoring a short story contest with the theme of super heroes.
The story is limited to 2,500 words and the writer must be 18 years old or older.
Submissions will be accepted until Saturday, January 31. For more information, visit For questions, e-mail

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