Updated February 11, 2019
■ The Northwest Ohio Writers Forum will meet on Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Waterville branch, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. The March meeting will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Waterville branch.
■ The Autism Model School Board will meet on Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Autism Model School, located at 3020 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. The public is invited to attend.
■ Compass Club of Northwest Ohio meets every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Black Pearl, 4630 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Meetings include lunch, a speaker and discussion. Upcoming topics include “Social Security Updates and Benefit Programs” by Erin Thompson on February 20 and “Self-Defense and Awareness Training” by Chief Todd Shafer on February 27. The cost to attend is $9.50 and includes an American-style lunch. No reservations are required. For more information, call Vickie Leeming at (419) 841-8889 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Anthony Wayne Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Waterville branch. Whitehouse Mayor Don Atkinson will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.
■ The Gathering of the Quilters Guild meets on the third Thursday of the month at Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., Holland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcomed. Upcoming topics include: “Fast Fold Hexies” on February 21, “Batiks, How Do They Do That?” on March 21, “Quilting Stories” on April 18 and “Short Cut Quilts” on May 16.
■ Classics Revisited meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes, September through May, except in December. Members read and discuss a piece of classic literature each month. The February reading is: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese work in modern translation by Derek Lin. The group is open to anyone willing to accept the challenge of reading significant literature and share insights in the monthly group discussion. A complete reading list is available by contacting leader Virginia Dean at (419) 878-3383.
■ The Maumee Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Red Lobster on Reynolds Road in Maumee. For more information, call Bill Lauer at (419) 276-4572.
■ The Rotary Club of Maumee meets each Wednesday at noon at Brandywine Country Club. A buffet lunch and short program is included. The cost for guests is $14.00. For more information, visit www.maumeerotary.org or www.facebook.com/maumeerotary.
■ The Toledo Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Activity Room of Forest View, at Genacross Retirement Community, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland – at the traffic light intersection with Pilliod Road. Each meeting features a topic from the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS, a dentist who in the 1930s traveled the world researching dietary practices and health in longstanding traditional societies. All people interested in the connection between what they eat and how bodies function are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Karen Lyke at (404) 993-7097 (text preferred) or email@example.com.
■ The Late Bloomers Piano Club is looking for a few new members for its club. Members can range from age 21 to 100 and be beginner to advanced. No professionals or teachers, please. There are no dues. For more information, call Cathy Sisco at (419) 266-3466.
■ Boomers’ Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s on Secor Road for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by educational speakers from noon to 1:00 p.m. The organization offers a network of community resources for those born in 1946-64. For more information, visit www.boomersrn.com or call (419) 865-8503.
■ Reformers Unanimous offers a Bible-based program that helps men and women fight strongholds of any kind, breaking free from addiction. Confidentiality is important among the group members. There is hope for anyone who desires help. All are welcome to join. Meetings are held every Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova. For more information, call Pastor Oscar at (419) 866-0773.
■ The Northwest Ohio River Runners is a family-oriented canoe/kayak club that enjoys paddling in the Northwest Ohio area. The club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Metropark on West Central Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., meetings start at 6:30 p.m. Park in lots 4 or 5. In May through August, the group has a weekly Tuesday evening outing. Kayaks are available for those who have never kayaked before. Visit www.nworr.org.
■ The 1823 Spafford House Museum at 27340 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free on Fridays. The museum is also open by appointment by calling director Judith Justus at (419) 874-6828.
■ The St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary meets in September through May on the fourth Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Auditorium A at the hospital. Each meeting includes a business meeting, presentation and lunch. The cost of the lunch is $6.00. Advance reservations are required; call Gina Kasch at (419) 893-7749. The auxiliary is a group that gathers for fellowship and programs and to raise money to purchase hospital equipment, fund expansion projects and more.
■ Nar-Anon is a 12-step program for families and friends of addicts. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy., Toledo, and on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, Toledo.
■ The Maumee Democratic Club meets at the Maumee Senior Center on Detroit Avenue the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. All Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.maumeedems.com.
■ The Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni organization is planning activities and fundraisers. The purpose of the organization is to support the AW FFA chapter. Proceeds from alumni fundraisers help to support many events and scholarships for the chapter. The AW FFA Alumni welcome new members, volunteers and ideas. Dues are $200 per individual for lifetime membership, $15.00 per individual for annual membership and free as a volunteer with no voting rights. Annual membership dues cover August 1 through July 31. Those interested in becoming a member or volunteering should contact Vicky Ryan at (419) 865-0187 or Lonnie Perry at (419) 466-9157. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the AWHS ag room.
■ The Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS) meets the second Monday of each month, from September through June, at the Wright Hall in the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Visit its website for program information at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tags/index.htm.
■ The Exchange Club of Maumee serves the Maumee community and surrounding areas under the National Exchange Club organization, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. There are approximately 650 clubs and 20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Exchange supports three programs of service – Americanism, community service and youth programs. Exchange’s national project is the prevention of child abuse. The Maumee club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Brandywine Country Club, Salisbury Rd., Maumee. Join us for lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. and find out how we inspire communities to become better places to live. For more information, contact Louise Kachmarik via e-mail at LKachmarik@NationalExchangeClub.org.
■ The Real Estate Investors Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo. Meetings offer investors the opportunity to learn about real estate investment and network with other investors. The group hosts speakers from all over the country. For more information, call Dave Czajka at (419) 699-1532 or Anna Mills at (419) 283-8427.
■ The Swanton Area Railroad & Model Club is a family-oriented social club that enjoys doing shows with modular displays. Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Swanton Village Hall on Chestnut Street. Visit www.swantontrainclub.com for more information.
■ The Frogtown Low Vision Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Heatherdowns Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., Toledo. For more information, visit www.frogtownvision.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 877-8007.
■ Moms in Prayer International invites mothers to join together to pray for children and schools one hour each week. Mom, do you worry about your child? His/Her school? His/Her friends? Experience the joy of replacing your fear with peace by praying with other moms. Join the worldwide prayer movement, Moms in Prayer International, bringing mothers together and seeing God change children and schools through prayer. For additional information, contact Kathy Woods at (419) 265-5509, e-mail MomsInPrayerackw@gmail.com or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org.
■ The Maumee Band Parents Organization meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Maumee High School band room at 7:00 p.m.
■ Serenity Chronic Pain is a support group for people who are affected by chronic pain conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia or any chronic pain condition. Both those with chronic pain conditions and those still seeking a diagnosis are welcomed. The group meets regularly and has an active Facebook page for support and to share information and experiences between meetings. Meeting dates are sent out to all who request to be added to the e-mail distribution list and are posted on the Facebook page. Those interested in joining the group, Serenity Chronic Pain, should e-mail BPiehl@aol.com and/or request to join the Facebook page under Serenity Chronic Pain.
■ The Toledo Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild meets on the third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland. Visitors are always welcome. Contact Toledoasg@gmail.com or (313) 460-4325 for additional information.
■ The Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space at 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo. New members and guests are always welcome, and no prior experience is necessary.
■ Gateway to Wellness and Recovery … A Place for Families will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Classroom Center. The program is a collaborative effort by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, NAMI of Greater Toledo and TASC of Northwest Ohio. This free group provides a place for families impacted by mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction to find resources and information. Tables from area agencies regarding mental health and addiction services, and a monthly speaker on issues related to mental health and addiction services, will be featured. For more information, contact Sarah Smitley at (419) 243-1119 or email@example.com.
■ Bowling Green Skating Club is accepting membership for the 2017-18 season. The BGSC program has classes for all ages and abilities. All skating lessons are taught by USFS coaches at BGSU’s Main Ice Arena. The Bowling Green Skating Club is a nonprofit organization that aims to offer education in all types of figure skating, to encourage and cultivate a spirit of fraternal feeling among skaters and to produce or cooperate in the production of a spring show. To learn more about times and registration, visit www.bgskateclub.org.
■ BNI Cobra, a referral network designed to help small-business owners and sales teams grow their businesses, meets each Thursday from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at the HBA Building, 1911 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Contact Joel at (419) 891-9090 for more information or to set up a visit.
■ A prostate cancer support group meets in classroom No. 1 at St. Luke’s Hospital on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Don Brenkman at (419) 861-3366 or Joe Mitchell at (567) 455-6347.
■ The Toledo Polish Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at St. Michael’s School Hall, 420 Sandusky St. (behind the church) off North Summit Street in Point Place. Attend the first meeting free. Dues are $20.00 per year for individuals or $25.00 per year for couples. There are no meetings in July and August. For more information, visit www.tpgs02.org.
■ The Fallen Timbers Republican Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Browning Masonic Retirement Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.ftrc.us or call Barbara Orange at (419) 270-0537
■ The Machine Embroidery Group (MEG) meets at the Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville the third Wednesday of each month except July from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Members donate $2.00 per meeting and a canned good to the church per meeting per person. Members meet to sew/embroider together and socialize. For more information, call (419) 841-5373.
■ The Maumee Student Republican Club for Republican-minded students in middle or high school will meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 Detroit Ave., Maumee. For more information, visit www.maumeerepublicanclub.org or call Julie Goodall-Carire at (419) 467-4527.
■ The Maumee Oddfellows Lodge 682, located at 314 Illinois Ave., meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For membership information, call (419) 893-8311.
■ The Toledo Mothers of Twins Club meets in the Croxton Auditorium at the Toledo Hospital. The support group for mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May. Social time is at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 472-5032 or visit www.tmotc.org.
■ The Maumee Community Band meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gateway Middle School. The band is open to all area residents who would like to continue playing a musical instrument after high school. For more information, contact Kevin Heidbreder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Toledo Rose Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Botanical Garden conference center.
■ The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) West Chapter meets the second Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Loma Linda’s on Airport Highway in Swanton. No reservations are required. The cost of lunch is $10.00. For more information, call Tami Norris at (419) 530-3321 or visit www.wen-usa.com.
■ The Maumee Girls Softball Board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Maumee Fire Station No. 2, 450 W. Dussel Dr. The public is welcome to attend.
■ The Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets the third Monday of the month at Epworth United Methodist Church at Central Avenue and Valleyview, Ottawa Hills, at 6:30 p.m. Demonstrations, seminars, workshops and product information related to sewing are featured. For more information, call (419) 535-1064.
■ The Pride of Toledo Women’s Chorus rehearses every Tuesday at 2530 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, at 7:00 p.m. The group sings four-part a cappella barbershop-style music and is always looking for new members. For more information, visit www.prideoftoledo.org.
■ Mended Little Hearts is a support group for parents, families and caregivers of children with heart defects or heart disease. For more information, contact Jodi Augustyniak at (419) 351-4524, e-mail ToledoOH@mendedlittlehearts.org or visit americanheart.org.
■ The Golden Forks 4-H Club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at Community of Christ Lutheran Church in Whitehouse. Members work on projects that include rocketry, livestock, woodworking, gardening and speeches. For more information, call Doris Disher at (419) 877-0576 or Rick Metzger at (419) 877-5098.
■ The Maumee Little League board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Maumee Elks.
■ The Domestic Violence Support Group will meet in Maumee on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Free childcare will be provided. Contact Bridget at (419) 897-7152 or Linda at (419) 897-7149 for more information and location.
■ The Lucas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (LCARES) meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital near the cafeteria. The organization provides communications for emergency and non-emergency events and storm spotters for the SKYWARN program. For more information, visit www.lcares.org.
■ The Victory Center offers free non-medical support services to cancer patients. Staff members provide massage therapy, energy work, reflexology, facials, support groups and various other programs. Volunteer opportunities also exist. For more information, call (419) 531-7600.
■ Maumee Unit 320 of the American Legion Auxiliary meets on the first Thursday evening of each month, September through June, at the post home, 204 Illinois Ave. in Maumee.