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Updated November 6, 2018

Cakewalkin’ Jass Band To Perform At Packo’s

Toledo’s oldest New Orleans-style jazz band, The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band, will perform at Packo’s Original, 1902 Front St., on Thursdays, November 8 and December 13 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band originally played at Tony Packo’s from 1968 to 2001 and celebrated its 50th anniversary as a group with three standing-room-only gigs at the restaurant in December 2017. The band’s full history and recent activity may be found at www.rayheitger.com.

No reservations will be taken for these events. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Perrysburg Book Event Features Local Authors

Local authors Jill Kemerer and Barb Roose will share their top five tips for holding onto joy this holiday season and sign books from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, at Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg.

New releases Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets, Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons From the Book of Joshua and more recent books from both authors will be available.

Friends Of the Library Plan Winter Book Sales

Friends of the Library (FOL) will host winter book sales on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, November 8-10 and December 6-8

Come hunt for new novels, children’s picture books, movies and more at deep discount prices while helping support the library. Book sales will be held at the FOL Book Center, 1301 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

Hours are Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (419) 259-5455.

Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library and help support library programs.

St. Luke’s Auxiliary Hosts Designer Purse Bingo

St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary will hold a designer bag bingo event on Friday, November 9 in St. Luke’s Hospital auditorium.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and bingo is at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $30.00 and includes bingo, appetizers and a cash bar. Prepayment is required. For more information or reservations, call Robin at (419) 509-9387 or C.J. at (419) 478-5298.

Glass City Dance Parties Plans Seasonal Events

Glass City Dance Parties will host Friday dance parties in the coming months from 8:00 p.m. to midnight with a free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid admission.

Upcoming Friday dance themes include Classic Trends on November 9, Thanksgiving Dance on November 23, Snow Ball on December 14 and Holiday Party on December 28.

The dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com.

Free Dinner For Veterans Set At Maumee Masonic

St. Omer Commandery, a Masonic Christian fraternity that meets at the Maumee Masonic Temple at 119 W. Wayne St., Maumee, will host a Veterans Dinner on Saturday, November 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The meal is being put together by Woodbine Eastern Star Chapter from Pemberville. The menu is chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and pie. Dinner will be available for no cost for veterans (with ID) and their families. One hundred meals will be served; first-come, first-served, until all the food is gone, at no cost.

For more information, e-mail 59.St.Omer@gmail.com.

Maumee Eagles Bingo Features Meaty Prizes

The Maumee Eagles will host “Meat Bingo” on Saturday, November 10. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the game starts at 8:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 for 25 bingo cards. There will be one winner per game with more than 250 pounds of meat given away to winners.

Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring a choice of steak, chicken or shrimp with the salad bar. Attendees must be 21 or older.

For more information, contact Diana at (419) 410-3691.

Magic & Comedy Event Staged At Ohio Theater

The Obesity Renaissance, an evening of magic and comedy, will take place on Saturday, November 10 at the Ohio Theater and Event Center, 3114 Lagrange St., Toledo.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with opening comedy acts by Thomas Shuh and Allen Shuh starting at 7:00 p.m. Between the hours of 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., magician Michael Jay will perform close-up magic for the guests in their seats and those waiting in the lobby. The show will close with magician Dr. Joshua Shuh, performing an hour and a half performance featuring magic and comedy with his assistant, Michele Joann.

The show is rated PG-13 and open to all persons above the age of 14 with parental supervision.

All proceeds from the event will support The Ellis House Groups’ farm concept; this show will be the kick-start of the charity. The Ellis House is a family-run business that medically treats addiction and strives to help all people who struggle with this illness enter recovery.

Fort Meigs Historic Site Offers Free Admission

Fort Meigs Historic Site offers free admission to all U.S. military veterans on Sunday, November 11 – Veterans Day. Simply present a valid veteran’s ID to the front desk to enter The Legacy of Freedom: Fort Meigs and the War of 1812museum exhibit free of charge. The museum is located within the Fort Meigs Visitor Center at 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg.

The reconstructed fort is closed each year from November through March, but the Visitor Center, with its museum exhibit and gift shop, remains open year-round. Reduced admission applies: $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors and $3.00 for students. Ages 5 and under and OHC members are admitted free. Call (800) 283-8916 or visit www.fortmeigs.org for details.

Appreciation Breakfast Planned For Veterans

The 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Resource Fair will be held on Monday, November 12 at 8:00 a.m. in Savage Hall at The University of Toledo.

Through the collaborative efforts of the American Red Cross, The University of Toledo and the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission, this breakfast and resource fair gives the community an opportunity to honor area veterans and active service members for the sacrifices they have made for our country. It is open to all local veterans, members of the military and their families.

Along with a free breakfast, the event also offers attendees access to over 34 military-focused community resources and a drive-thru car care clinic offered by Tireman Auto Service Centers.

Monclova Baptist Offers Surviving The Holidays

TheMonclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova, will host Surviving the Holidays, a special, encouraging GriefShare seminar, on Monday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Building A.

Grief can make the holidays a painful time. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. All in attendance will receive a special Holiday Survival Guide. For more information, call (419) 346-6991.

Chamber Business Expo Slated At Parkway Place

The Maumee Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Parkway Place, Maumee.

Network with over 90 businesses, listen to 15-minute seminars on improving digital marketing and come for national keynote speaker Ted Janusz. Free to the public from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. To stay for lunch and the keynote speaker, you must register in advance. Cost for lunch is $30.00.

Call the chamber to register at (419) 893-5805, or visit www.maumeechamber.com.

Discussion On Migration Examines Root Causes

The Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green, will host “Pushed Out: The Root Causes of Migration From Mexico and Central America” on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The educational presentation examines the forces that push migrants out of Mexico and Central America and why immigrants dare to make the dangerous journey north to the United States.

For more information, e-mail at laconexionimmigrantsolidarity@gmail.com.

Holiday Open HouseSet At Penta Career Center

Petals and Plants, a flower and gift shop operated by high school students in the Floral Design/Greenhouse Production program at Penta Career Center, will host a Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event will take place inside Petals and Plants, located on the Penta campus at 9301 Buck Rd., in Perrysburg Township.  Visitors should park near the large greenhouse that can be accessed from the bus parking lot (to the left of the new traffic circle).

Special items available to purchase at the event include poinsettias grown in the Penta greenhouse, decorated trees, ornaments, silk wreaths, garden art by George Carruth, holiday bows and a variety of holiday decorations for the home.

In addition, attendees can preorder holiday (fresh flower) arrangements, Christmas greens (e.g., pine roping, wreaths, grave blankets and pillows) for December pickup.

For more information about the Holiday Open House, contact Teri Swaisgood of Penta’s Floral Design and Greenhouse Production program, at (419) 661-6344.

Planetarium At Lourdes Shows “Origins Of Life”

The Appold Planetarium will present “Origins of Life,” a celebration of life as well as an inspirational journey through time, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, and Saturdays, November 17 and 24.

Admission for “Origins of Life” is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.

The Appold Planetarium is located in Mother Adelaide Hall at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Debut T-Town Hoedown Set At Stranahan Theater

iHeartCountry will host its first annual T-Town Hoedown starring Rodney Atkins with Jerrod Niemann and special guests Brent Lowry & The Drifters in concert on Friday, November 16 at the Stranahan Theater.

Tickets are available through eTix.com, at the Stranahan Theater box office or by phone at (419) 381-8851.

Area Churchill’s Markets Feature Cheddar Wheel

In keeping with local tradition, Walt Churchill’s Market will celebrate the cutting of the mammoth, 2,000-pound wheel of Christmas Cheddar at its Perrysburg location on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.

A second 2,000-pound cheese will be available for purchase at the Maumee Churchill’s location, 3320 Briarfield Blvd.

Golden Retriever Rescue Sets Santa Paw Pictures

Golden Retriever Rescue Resource will offer Santa Paw pictures, featuring Santa’s very own sleigh, outside in a natural setting or in another holiday scene. All dogs welcome.

Locations include: Sylvania Vet, 4801 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Sylvania, on Sunday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Rover Come Over Doggie Day Care, 3945 Albon Rd., Monclova, on Sundays, December 2 and 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Santa Paw pictures will be rain or shine. Calendars and holiday nuts will be offered for sale, too, as well as a Pooch and People Gift Basket Raffle at all events. For more information, visit www.gr-rescue.org.

Crafts For Christmas Show Planned At Rec Center

The juried members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will sponsor its ever- popular Crafts for Christmas Show at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, on Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This is the largest free holiday craft show of the season with free admission and plenty of free parking.

This show will be a Toys for Tots collection center. Attendees can also register to win free gift certificates.

For more information, visit www.toledocraftsmansguild.org.

SeaGate Takes Donations To Benefit Its Project PJ

Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27 is a worldwide day of giving held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, the SeaGate Food Bank is dedicating Giving Tuesday to its Project PJ campaign. Donations will help supply those in need with bedtime items such as pajamas, books, hygiene items, blankets and stuffed animals. All donations are appreciated.

Donate $10.00 by texting SEAGATE to 27722, through the SeaGate Food Bank Facebook page, at www.seagatefoodbank.org or bring new or gently used bedtime items to 526 High St., Toledo.

Toledo Bar Association Announces Trunk Show

TheToledo Bar Association Auxiliary 12th annual Holiday Trunk Show and Raffle will be held on Friday, November 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St., Toledo.

A wide array of local vendors will feature art, jewelry, knitted items, purses, hostess gifts, children’s items and more. A raffle featuring vendor items will be offered.

The trunk show is free and open to the public.

Forté Student Performers Present Winter Showcase

Forté Music School will present its bi-annual winter student showcase on Saturday, December 8 at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln., Toledo. The showcase will start at 9:00 a.m. featuring different concerts every hour until 6:00 p.m.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ForteMusic419.com.

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