calendarUpdated April 13, 2015

Cass Road Baptist Church Plans Rummage Sale
Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee, will hold a church rummage sale on Friday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

Toledo Artists’ Club Auction Set At Maumee Elks Lodge
The Toledo Artists’ Club will hold its 54th annual auction on Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maumee Elks Lodge, 139 W. Wayne St., Maumee. A preview will take place at 6:00 p.m. A $2.00 donation is requested for entrance. Mention this notice and receive $1.00 off admission. This juried auction will feature the artwork of Toledo Artists’ Club members. Featured artists include: Aaron Bivins, Paul Brand, Jim Brower, John Cook, Richard Dziak, Virginia Kretz and Tom Sorrell, among others; many of whom will be in attendance. Expert judges have chosen high-caliber artwork. Several awards, including Best of Show and other awards of distinction, will be issued. The Toledo Artists’ Club, a nonprofit 501(c) organization, is one of the oldest, continuously running artists’ clubs in the country. The annual auction is the largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised not only support the club’s operating expenses, but also provide a college scholarship to be awarded to a deserving, talented art student. For more information, call (419) 531-4079.

Clara J’s Tea Room Plans Spring Weekend Events
Clara J’s Tea Room will host an Angels Among Us tea event on Saturday, April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch and angel readings are offered by Kasha for $18.00. Call to reserve a space at (419) 897-0219. For more information, visit

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.

Waterville Businesses Offer Tribute To Mothers Event
Show your mom how much you appreciate her by bringing her to “Hats Off to Moms” on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., and Clayful Arts, 26 N. Third St., Waterville. Bring your mom (or a photo of your mom), your daughters and/or your best friends to enjoy some free, delicious refreshments at both stores. Try your hand at a simple craft project. Enter prize drawings. Be sure to wear a favorite hat and get a photo taken. Participants will receive a 20-percent discount on any purchases totaling $25.00 or more at Silver Lining and a 15-percent discount on a Mother’s Day pottery-painting project at Clayful Arts. For more information, contact Silver Lining Gallery at (419) 441-0025 or

Take Back The Night Event Honors Survivors, Victims
The 21st annual community gathering to raise awareness of violence against women, “Take Back the Night,” will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the UAW Local 12 Union Hall on Ashland Ave., Toledo. The event opens at 6:00 p.m. with a resource fair featuring the Clothesline Project, more than 200 shirts created by local survivors of violence against women; the Silent Witness Project, a group of silhouettes honoring Northwest Ohio women who have been murdered by their partners or former partners; and the Bandana Project, which arises awareness to end sexual violence against farmworker and immigrant women in the workplace. A community rally starts at 7:00 p.m. with speakers and musicians addressing violence against women, followed by a women’s march, a women’s survivor speak-out and a men’s program. For more information about the event, call (419) 322-5205.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Set At St. Clement’s Hall
A spaghetti dinner “Irish Party,” will be offered at St. Clement’s hall, 3030 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo on Saturday, April 18 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by the Thirsty Houligans and dance performances by the Ardan School of Irish Dance. A cash bar will be available. Presale tickets are available at, or by calling (419) 405-1264. The event is a fundraiser for the first Glass City Feis to be held on July 26, at the Seagate Convention center and the Park Inn by Radisson.

Party For The Planet Set On Earth Day At The Zoo
Earth Day at the zoo really is a Party for the Planet. Don’t miss all the crafts, activities and fun as attendees learn how to be better stewards of the environment. Bring those hard-to-recycle items to the Party for the Planet recycling station from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., too (see full list at Free with regular zoo admission.

Blissfield Railroad Club Announces Open Houses
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield, Mich., will hold two open house events this spring. The first will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the second on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The large HO-scale model railroad, which has been under reconstruction since the club moved to its new facility about a year ago, will be open for the public to enjoy. Construction is currently about half done, but six to eight trains will operate continuously on the completed railroad during open house events. The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St. For more information, visit or call (517) 864-0404.

Electronic Recycling Held At The Andersons Stores
The Andersons Inc. will offer several electronics recycling and document destruction events to be held at stores on upcoming Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Upcoming 2015 eCycle Days include:
April 18 and September 26, Maumee store, 530 Illinois Ave.
April 25 and September 12, Toledo store, 4701 Talmadge Rd.
May 16, Sylvania Market, 7638 W. Sylvania Ave.
Items being accepted are listed below:
• Computers and computer parts, monitors, servers, terminals, laptops, hard drives, keyboards, computer mice, printers, toner and ink, hubs, routers and networking equipment.
• Telephone equipment, cables, cell phones and fax machines.
• VCRs, DVD players, speakers, radios and projectors.
• Electronic games, cameras and typewriters.
• Microwaves, cash registers, time clocks and PDAs.
• A $5.00 donation is appreciated to help defray expenses.
• No TVs, air conditioners or appliances, paint, fluorescent bulbs or alkaline batteries can be accepted.
All of the electronic items collected will be recycled and disposed of in an environ-mentally responsible manner, keeping them out of landfills.

Spring Craft Expo Benefits Perrysburg Food Pantry
The third annual Spring Craft and Shopping Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike in Perrysburg, on Sunday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Choose from unique products ranging from jewelry, home decor, housewares, recycled art, yard art, personal and skin care, pet items, books, candles, children’s items, clothing, accessories, stationery and much more. Nonperishable food items for Perrysburg Christians United will be accepted and proceeds will support the Perrysburg Christians United food pantry. Admission and parking are free.

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 Beads 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.

Free Healthy Lifestyles Expo Offered At Maumee Church
A free, public Healthy Lifestyles Expo will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee (FPC), 200 E. Broadway St., on Monday, April 20. The event will feature healthy food samples, healthy brain-challenge games and hands-on experiences, exercise programs and aromatherapy – just to name a few.
The church is hosting the cutting-edge expo to convey the message that healthy living can be so much more than just exercise and eating right.
Other highlights will include:
Balance Challenge – Kids and adults can assess their balance with a physical therapist.
Creative Art – Tie-dye a T-shirt.
Bodies in Motion – A hilarious exercise experience with beach balls.
Chair Massage – Take the stress out of your neck and back with massage therapists.
Mobile Alert – Get information about this lifesaving device to assist you if you fall.
Kids’ Fit Challenge – Kids can assess their fitness levels in this fun event conducted by a registered nurse.
Spiritual Health – Kids and adults will have fun with hands-on exploration of Bible truths.
The Victory Center, a nonprofit organization that provides hope and support to cancer patients, survivors and those closest to them, is co-sponsoring the event.
For more information, contact Diane Harper at (419) 708-7589 or Vicki Secord at (419) 392-3921.

Black Swamp Conservancy Offers Earth Day Program
Black Swamp Conservancy invites the public to commemorate Earth Day by attending “Life in the Western Basin: An Earth Day Conversation” on Wednesday, April 22. The free program will take place at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Presenters include Steve Pollick, Cheryl Harner and Christine Mayer. The presentations will be followed by questions from the audience and open discussion.
More information about this event can be found at or by calling (419) 872-5263.

CASA Information Meeting Planned At Mott Library
A meeting for those interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will be held on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mott Branch Library. CASAs are appointed by Juvenile Court Judges to be the voice for children who come before them. CASAs help the court determine what is in the best interest of children. There is no special education or background required, just compassion and willingness to advocate for a child’s needs.
To register for the program, e-mail or call (419) 213-6753.

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.
An Urban Cowboy western celebration will be held on Friday, April 24 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $8.00.
On Friday, May 15 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, a Mother’s Day Special dance event will be held. The cost is $8.00.

Ultimate Date Night Event Announced In Lima, Ohio
Jay and Laura Laffoon, marriage “edu-tainers” and hosts of the comedy-infused Ultimate Date Night, will bring their Ultimate Date Night event to Lima, Ohio, on Friday, April 24, at Shawnee Alliance Church.
The event starts at 7:00 p.m. with tickets available online at Tickets are $25.00 per couple in advance. Tickets at the door will be $30.00 per couple. For more information, call Cindy Ursell at (419) 389-0893.

Spring Crafters’ Showcase Planned At Tam-O-Shanter
The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild announces its annual spring show, the “Spring Crafters’ Showcase,” to be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
The show will feature a wide variety of high quality handcrafted items from traditional to unique. Many vendors will offer special sales, and free gift certificate drawings will be held, as well. Admission and parking are free.

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 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

Earth Day Recycling Event Scheduled In Whitehouse
The village of Whitehouse, BASF Whitehouse and Recycle IT, USA will co-sponsor the annual Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Whitehouse Park in downtown Whitehouse.
Items accepted include clothing, household linens, small appliances, furniture, electronics, eyeglasses, used ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, clean used motor oil, plastic grocery bags and cell phones. Some items have a small disposal fee, such as tires ($5.00 to $12.00), items containing Freon ($30.00) and televisions ($5.00 to $25.00), based on size.
Items that cannot be accepted include paint, household chemicals and alkaline batteries.
Canned goods and other nonperishable item donations will be accepted for Anthony Wayne Food Pantry. All donations stay in the Anthony Wayne area and benefit AW neighbors and friends.
Allshred Services will accept documents for shredding on-site. A maximum of three boxes per vehicle, per visit is allowed. Shredding services will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. only – come early if you have documents to be shredded.
The Whitehouse police and fire departments will host a drug drop-off from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As in the past, outdated or unused prescriptions will be accepted and disposed of properly. The drop-off is located at the fire station, 10550 Waterville St.
The village is looking for volunteers to help clean up the park after the winter season. This is a great way to earn Scout badges and community service hours, or for neighborhoods to lend a helping hand. All volunteers will receive a free lunch. Bring work gloves; the village will supply the garbage bags. Groups that are interested in participating should call village staff at (419) 877-5383.

Downtown Art Walk Set In Bowling Green
Bowling Green will host its annual Downtown Art Walk on Saturday, April 25 featuring live music and artwork in a wide range of media. Galleries and special features are hosted from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This rite of spring in BG also features the second annual Black Swamp Quilters Guild exhibit and the popular Fashion Food and Fine Art Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Downtown Foundation’s flower fund.
Gallery maps will be available at participating locations the week before the event, and will also be available for download from the Downtown Bowling Green website at

Owens CC Concert Band Honors Vietnam Veterans
The Owens Community College Concert Band spring band concert to honor Vietnam veterans will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater on the Owens Campus. The program will feature a variety of popular music. During the concert, Vietnam War-era veterans will be honored with a certificate of appreciation and special music, including the “Ballad of the Green Beret,” “God Bless the USA” and “America the Beautiful.”
Refreshments will be served in the theater lobby following the program. For more information, call (567) 661-7081.

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 or (419) 469-8708.

Arts Commission Plans Public Project Meeting
The Arts Commission announces a public meeting to view and provide input for artistic enhancement concepts for the proposed Anthony Wayne Trail, Erie and Lafayette Gateway Project
The Arts Commission is working with the city of Toledo, the Ohio Department of Transportation, AECOM (formally URS) and a number of other parties on infrastructure enhancement and redesign for the proposed Anthony Wayne Trail, Erie and Lafayette Gateway Project.
The Arts Commission invites the public to join at the Erie Street Market on Wednesday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m., to meet the artists and view the preliminary concepts for infrastructure enhancements to the site that have been developed so far.

Youth Equestrian Center Announces Spring Events
The Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center in Swanton will host spring clinics 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, or Chelsea Hartman at (419) 270-5377 or
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 for additional information.
Visit the Harry Hughes website at for upcoming

Toledo Plant Exchange Set At Toledo Library
The Toledo Plant Exchange will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Library parking garage, 325 Michigan St., Toledo. Plant drop-off will take place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., information speakers will be featured from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. and a plant giveaway will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive five free plants while they last, and more will be offered to those who bring plants. Bring labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia in good condition.

BG Pregnancy Center Gala Celebrates 30 Years Of Aid
The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center’s Celebrating Hope Gala 30th anniversary fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Perrysburg Hilton Garden Inn. There will be an array of hors d’oeuvres with music and an art demonstration beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed at 7:00 p.m. with a guest speaker, Jill Stanek.
The center exists to provide hope for women faced with unexpected pregnancies so they can find a future that will hold promise for themselves and expected children.
From the center’s beginning, services have included free pregnancy tests, counseling in alternatives to abortion, legal assistance referrals, community resource referrals, material needs and educational programs including parenting classes and post-abortion healing. Since 2013, the center has also been able to provide free ultrasounds to clients.
There is no charge to attend the Celebrating Hope Gala, however preregistration is requested. There will be an opportunity to donate during the evening. Register online at or call (419) 354-4673.

Rock For Autism Concert Rocks Martini & Nuzzi’s
The fifth annual Rock for Autism will be held at Martini & Nuzzi’s new downtown location, 329 N. Huron St., Toledo, on Saturday, May 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The band lineup includes: Nick Neenan; The Fling, featuring lead singer Claire Cooper; Match City! with Calen Savidge, Matt Beier and Joe Woods; and Last Born Sons.
Tickets are $15.00 and will be sold at the door. Bring extra money for drinks and premium dinner options.
Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Linell at (419) 578-2766, or visit for more information.

Hosta And Daylily Society Holds Annual Plant Sale
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold its 20th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m., at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot on 26625 N. Dixie Highway, Perrysburg. Sale will be held rain or shine.
Get there early for the best selection of hostas, daylilies, ferns, wildflowers, companion perennial plants and more. All plants are from member gardens and are offered at very reasonable prices.
Proceeds from the sale allow the society to continue its sponsorship of national display gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, the gardens at the senior citizens’ center and the VFW hall in Perrysburg, and to provide gardening books to 16 area libraries. Members will be on hand to answer any questions.

Senior Movie Day Planned At Maumee Indoor Theater
The Maumee Indoor Theater, 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 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 Saturday series includes: 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.

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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