calendarUpdated January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Wayne Preschool Announces Open House
Elizabeth Wayne Preschool (EWP), located in Maumee at 310 Elizabeth St. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will host an open house on Thursday, January 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Registration forms will be available and accepted at this time. EWP is a nonprofit Christian preschool providing classes for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.
Parents of prospective preschoolers are invited to learn more about the program and meet teachers. EWP uses the Creative Curriculum, a program designed to balance teacher-planned and child-initiated learning, and Handwriting Without Tears, a multi-sensory approach to learning letter and number formation using music and hands-on activities. EWP’s philosophy encourages children to develop academically, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
The 3- and 4-year-old classes are offered Monday through Thursday in both the morning and afternoon. Kinder Start, a class designed with a modified kindergarten-focused curriculum, is offered Monday through Friday in the afternoon. An all-day option for all classes is available, as well.
For more information about the open house or to schedule a tour during school hours, contact director Cristy Seely at (419) 893-3383.

Camp & Travel RV Show Comes To Seagate Centre
The 50th Anniversary Camp and Travel Regional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Show will be held on Friday through Sunday, January 23-25 at the Seagate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo. The show is the oldest, largest and most complete RV show in the region.
More than 100 RV units from America’s top manufacturers will be on display. The selection includes motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and fold-down campers. To celebrate 50 years, new retro-styled travel trailers will also be on display. The design of these lightweight trailers is reminiscent of RVs in the ’60s and is becoming popular again.
Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25. Admission is $7.00 for adults. Discount coupons are available at participating RV dealers and online at Seniors are $5.00 on Friday only. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The Seagate Convention Centre is located on Jefferson Street between Summit and Superior streets in downtown Toledo. Call (419) 255-3300 or go to for more information.

MVHS Antiques Show, Sale Set At Lucas County Rec
The Maumee Valley Historical Society will hold its annual Antiques Show and Sale at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, on Saturday January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More than 60 vendors will offer a diverse selection of quality antiques. Admission is $7.00 and parking is free. For more information, call (419) 893-9602.

Clara J’s Tea Room Events Announced For January
Clara J’s Tea Room will host SereniTEA on Saturday, January 24. Sue Ryno, RN, will share her knowledge of the health benefits of tea. A light lunch is included from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $17.75. Reservations are requested by calling (419) 897-0219.
An Angels Among Us Tea is scheduled for Saturday, January 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch and an Angel Reading by Kasha is included for $18.00. Call to reserve your space at (419) 897-0219. For more information, visit

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.

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 King and Queen Card Mixer will be held on Friday, January 30 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A Valentine’s Day Celebration will be held on Friday, February 13 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A Hawaiian Luau Fun in the Sun Night will take place on Friday, March 6 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Degage Jazz Café Hosts Triosense Performances
Triosense will play at Degage Jazz Café on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per show. For tickets, call (419) 794-8205.

Toledo Writers Workshop Plans Short Story Contest
The Toledo Writers Workshop is sponsoring a short story contest with the theme of superheroes.
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

Glass City Record Show Features CDs & More
The Glass City Record Show featuring vinyl, CDs, tapes, posters, 45s, 78s, movies and all kinds of music will be held on Sunday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo.
For dealer information, call (419) 874-1725. For more information, visit

“Heart & Soul” Benefits Mental Illness Programs
Heart & Soul: Caring for Our Community will hold its 11th annual benefit to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it on Saturday, February 7 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at The Birdcage on the second floor of Fifth Third Field.
Proceeds go toward patient facility upgrades for the wellness management, recovery and education programs at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, and toward programs and services for the members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center, a community center for those living with mental illness.
Admission is $40.00 per person in advance or $50.00 at the door. The cost includes dinner, live entertainment and free parking. Entertainment includes the TSA jazz quartet, Kaiden Chase and the band Fu5ion. A silent auction will take place, along with a live auction by Karen Rose.
To purchase admission for this event, contact Abbey Riley at or (419) 764-4387, or visit

St. Joe’s Rosary Altar Society To Host Spaghetti Dinner
The Maumee St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 15 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The menu will feature homemade spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. The cost is $7.00 for adults and carryout and $4.00 for children ages 4-11.

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, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages.
The full Saturday series includes: February 28, Nairobi Pavilion; 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.

Cottage & Lakefront Show Planned In Novi, Mich.
The eighth annual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., on Thursday, February 26 and runs through Sunday, March 1.
Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave., between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Mich. Show hours are from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday; noon to 9:30 p.m. on Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 6-14; children 5 and under are admitted free. Discount coupons for $2.00 off Thursday or Friday box office adult admission are available at show’s website. On-site parking is available for a fee.
For more information, visit, or call (800) 328-6550.

Acoustics For Autism Show Slated For Sunday, March 8
The Village Idiot will host Acoustics for Autism on Sunday, March 8, with entertainment offered from noon to 2:00 a.m. The Buster Brown Stage will run from noon to midnight, silent auction stage from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the Bier Garden Party Stage from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit

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