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Updated November 6, 2017

Glass City Dance Parties Announces Fall 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 Veterans Day Recognition on November 10, Thanksgiving Day on November 24, Christmas Holiday on December 8 and pre-New Year’s Eve on December 29.
Dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com.

Veterans Day Event Set At Lourdes University
Lourdes University will offer a Veterans Day event on Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. outside the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. The featured speaker is Cmdr. Meghan A. Michael, United States Navy, retired.
Light refreshments will be served directly after the event. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Franciscan Center.

Chili Cook-Off At Stables Supports H.O.O.V.E.S.
The Wow Foundation is partnering with Amanda Held, of Healing of Our Veterans Equine Service (H.O.O.V.E.S.), for a chili cook-off and craft beer tasting, featuring celebrity judges, local brewers, chili and live music on Saturday, November 11 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The event will be held at The Stables, 11781 Obee Rd., Whitehouse.
All proceeds will go to the H.O.O.V.E.S. program to fund transformational workshops and retreats that facilitate healing for our local veterans – which are provided to them at no cost.
Register to attend at https://www.wizathon.com/hooves-chili-cook-off/.

Biannual Blue To Do At Zoo Slated For SLS Foundation
The Springfield Local Schools Foundation presents the biannual “Blue To Do Southern Sparkle” fundraising event at the Toledo Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion on Saturday, November 11 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Tickets are $75.00 each and include a full meal, desserts and fun for everyone. A live auction, silent auction and a raffle will be offered. Raffle tickets for a grand prize of $5,000 are also now available for $50.00 each or buy two and get the third free.
Reservations can be made at https://bluetodo-southernsparkle.eventbrite.com, by visiting the Springfield Schools Foundation Facebook page or seeing any Springfield Schools Foundation board member – see www.springfieldschoolsfoundation.org.
To contribute a live auction item or feature your business products or services in the silent auction, contact Brenda Dodson at (419) 349-0083.

Exchange Club Chili Event Announced At Fleetwood’s
The Exchange Club will host a chili cook-off in support of Veterans Matter, which helps house homeless veterans, on Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Fleetwood’s, 28 N. St. Clair St., Toledo.
The cost is $10.00 a spoon for all you can eat. A cash bar, music, performances and raffles will be featured.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Louise Kachmarik at (419) 535-3232 or lkachmarik@nationalexchangeclub.org.

Blissfield Railroad Club Sets Open House Dates
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield, Mich., will host open house events on Saturdays and Sundays, November 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The large HO-scale model railroad has been under construction since the club moved to its new facility four years ago. The model railroad layout has been newly built from the ground up, and is essentially com-pleted.
The public is welcome to the open houses. There will be six to eight trains operat-ing continuously on the railroad layout during the open houses, with trains running on three different levels.
Model railroaders, train enthusiasts, railfans, seniors and children of all ages are invited. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.bmrr.org or call (517) 486-0404.
The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield.

Maumee Garden Club Schedules Fall Forum
The Maumee Garden Club will host “Fall Forum,” a conversation with horticulture and community leaders, on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library-Maumee Branch, 501 River Rd.
Speaking and answering questions will be Amy Stone, OSU Extension; Jessica Wilbarger, Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District; mosquito biologist Paul Bauman, Toledo Area Sanitary District; Sr. Rita from Toledo GROWS; and Howard Brebberman from the city of Maumee Public Utilities Division.
The evening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Seminar Planned For Surviving The Holidays
“Surviving the Holidays” is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. This free seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St.
The seminar features practical suggestions and re-assurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after a loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength.
Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.
To register or learn more, call First Presbyterian Church of Maumee at (419) 893-0223 or visit www.griefshare.org/holidays.

Penta Culinary Arts Dinner Raises Scholarship Funds
The Culinary Arts program at Penta Career Center will host its annual scholarship dinner and silent auction on Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons area on the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township.
The theme for the event is “It’s VEGAS!” Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction benefit a general scholarship fund and the Hirzel Scholarship fund at Penta. The scholarships assist students with either post-secondary tuition or tools. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m.
Cost of the dinner is $75.00 per person or $500.00 for a table of eight. Special guest musician Dave Carpenter will provide live entertainment. Prizes and games will also be available.
The event features an extensive menu including gourmet appetizers and multiple gourmet food stations. The silent auction will feature items created by Penta students and staff along with donations from area businesses, including a diamond ring from Broer-Freeman Jewelers.
Reservations are required by Wednesday, November 15. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Elizabeth Wray, supervisor of Human Services at Penta, at (419) 661-6486 or ewray@pentacc.org.

Lights Before Christmas Set At Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas will kick off the 2017 holiday season at the tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, November 17 between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Additionally on opening night, the zoo will serve as a drop-off location for Lucas County Children’s Services Toy Drive. Toys may be dropped off at both zoo entrances.
The six-week long Lights Before Christmas display features over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images. Other traditions continuing at Lights this year include: the Winter Village, complete with Ice Slide and Bumper Cars on Ice. New this year, visit with Santa in his re-tooled workshop in the Arc-tic Encounter, Dancing Northern Lights and Scenes of Wonder, a new 3D light installation that uses the Carnivore Café as a canvas to tell a Christmas story like never before.
Lights Before Christmas will be open through Sunday, December 31. The display will be closed Thanks-giving Day, Christmas Eve night, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours of operation for Lights Before Christmas are 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The zoo will close one hour after last admission to allow guests to finish their visit.
Toledo Zoo members receive free and unlimited Monday-Thursday Lights Before Christmas visits plus one free weekend visit. Visitors can save $1.00 per ticket by ordering online at toledozoo.org/lights.

Fremont YMCA Craft Show To Host Over 120 Vendors
The Sandusky County YMCA, 1000 North St., Fremont, will host its annual craft and vendor show on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free to the community; come browse more than 120 booths filled with many unique items.
For more information, contact Christy Zimmerman at (419) 332-9622 or e-mail christyz@frymca.org.

Intro To Zen Buddhism Workshop Announced
Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo will host an Introduction to Zen Buddhism Workshop on Sunday, November 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 6537 Angola Road, Holland. There is no cost to participate, and all are welcome.
A central point in Buddhist practice is upholding the Three Pure Precepts: Do No Harm, Practice Good and Actualize Good for Others. The Buddha is looked up to as a great teacher, but never as a deity. Buddhism is not a theistic religion. Many individuals combine Zen and other beliefs because Zen Buddhism emphasizes practice, not beliefs.
The Temple provides teachings and community for anyone interested in Buddhist practice with weekly services, Zazen (meditation), Dharma talks, practice discussions, workshops and retreats. Weekly services are open to visitors: Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early for orientation for a first visit. Children are welcome at Sunday service.

American Frame Exhibit Features Tim Gagnon
American Frame will host an exhibit of landscape art by Maine-based artist Tim Gagnon through Thursday, November 30 at the American Frame Showroom and Gallery, 400 Tomahawk Dr., Maumee.
American Frame has also partnered with Gagnon to offer a collection of frames that are deep enough for canvas and specially designed to complement landscapes.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Plans Toledo Tour Stop
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2017 will stop at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo on Friday, December 1 for performances at 3:30 and 8:00 p.m.
For more details on tour dates and ticket sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com.

Bar Association Auxiliary Holds Show And Raffle
The Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary (TBAA) announces its 11th annual Holiday Trunk Show and Raffle at The Inverness Club on Friday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Handcrafted items from more than 29 local vendors will be available for purchase. Featured items include glass, jewelry, knitted items, paintings, purses, hostess gifts, stationary, children’s items and more.
There will be a raffle of items from every vendor. Tickets start at $5.00 for one up to $20.00 for 10 tickets. Raffle tickets must be purchased with cash. All proceeds from the raffle will support TBAA projects.
The Inverness Club is located at 4601 Dorr St., Toledo.

Vintage Market Fundraiser Supports Canine Pit Crew
A Vintage Market and Craft Show to benefit the Lucas County Pit Crew will be held at the Graystone Manor Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd., Perrysburg, on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Over 50 artisans, crafters and vendors will be in attendance. The cost is $5.00 or free with donated dog food, bag(s) or can(s).

Vistula Tea & Open House Planned In Toledo
A Historic Vistula Christmas Tea and Open House will be held at the Mathew Brown House, 107 N. Superior St., Toledo on Wednesday through Friday, December 15,16,17, three sittings per day. The cost is $30.00. For reservations, call (419) 266-8039.

Rocky Mountain Christmas To Be Staged In Maumee
Midwest Entertainment presents A John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas, performed by Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon, at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Sunday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.bouldercanyonband.com. For tickets, visit www.etix.com or charge by phone at the Stranahan Theater box office at (419) 381-8851.

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