Updated August 3, 2017
■ 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: “Learn About the Lucas County Land Bank” by Santae Brownlee on August 16, “Solar Eclipse” (www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov) on August 21, “Heroes of Northwest Ohio” by Jerry Wesolowski on August 23 and “Life as a Sports Columnist” by David Briggs on August 30. 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 Area Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, August 16, at the Waterville Branch Library, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.awademc.com.
■ 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. Upcoming topics include: “The Ins and Outs of Broadcasting” by Jerry Anderson on August 17, “Stradivarious Violin and Bows – Entertaining History and Origin” by Vasile Beliska on August 24 and “Conquering Life’s Curves, Battles and Beyond” by Ed Hearn on August 31. 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.
■ 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.
■ Classics Revisited meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes, September through May. Members read and discuss a piece of classic literature each month. The summer reading is Herodotus’ The Histories, and Gore Vidal’s Creation. This information will apply for the months of June, July, August and September. The group is open to anyone willing to accept the challenge of reading significant literature and sharing insights in the monthly group discussion. A complete reading list is available by contacting leader Virginia Dean at (419) 878-3383.
■ 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 for the new school year. 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 welcomes 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 Vicki 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.
■ Good Grief of Northwest Ohio meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. at 7015 Spring Meadows Dr. West in Holland. Good Grief provides peer support services to children ages 4-21 who are grieving the loss of someone important in their lives. Dinner is provided, followed by group sessions that include age-appropriate healing activities to help children learn to cope with the loss while expressing thoughts and feelings through music, play, art and other activities. Groups are open-ended. Families enter and leave at their own discretion, and there is no fee. Registration and orientation are required for participation. For further information, call (419) 360-4939 or register at www.goodgriefnwo.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 email@example.com 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) 875-4218, e-mail MomsInPrayerackw@roadrunner.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.
■ 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 Paul Flack at (419) 893-1023.
■ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ 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 Nativity Grade School Class of 1958 meets monthly to share memories at area restaurants. Those interested in joining the group may call Sandy (Fineske) Toeppe at (567) 277-5643.
■ The Maumee Republican Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 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.
■ An Anger Management Group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the library of Zion Lutheran Church. The free group offers a chance to deal with anger in a positive manner. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 22 N. Second St., Waterville. For more information, call Bryan at (419) 265-3858.
■ 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 Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo meets each Thursday at McCord Road Christian Church, 4675 N. McCord Rd., Sylvania, to share common experiences, make new friends and enjoy the company of peers while children are supervised by experienced childcare workers. In addition to weekly meetings, the group offers playgroups, book club, evening gatherings and family activities. For more information, visit www.motherscenter.net.
■ 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 email@example.com.
■ 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 fourth Tuesday of the month from September through April at the Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st St., Point Place. 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 Exchange Club of Maumee meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Bob Evans off Salisbury Road in Maumee at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. New members are welcome. The core values of the organization are family, community and country. For information, go to www.nationalexchangeclub.org or contact Ted Lindsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 740-1228.
■ 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 Maumee Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Red Lobster on Reynolds Road in Maumee. For more information, call Anthony Guzzo at (419) 893-2348.
■ 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 Rotaract Club of Maumee meets every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. This group of young professionals (under the age of 30) assists with community projects that include but are not limited to fundraising efforts for the YMCA Youth Camp, assisting a local family that has adopted 28 children with special needs, funding projects in Guatemala and Vietnam for orphaned children and working with Mom’s House during the holiday season. For more information, contact DPalmer@rotaractmaumee.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.
■ The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus is presently accepting new members to the organization. Practicing Catholic men, 18 years or older, are eligible to join the faith-based group, which meets at 8:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the church basement. For more information, call Bob Boyer at (419) 893-4028.
■ 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.
■ The Maumee Valley Toastmasters meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Dolly and Joe’s on Reynolds Road in Toledo. For additional information, call Bob Moyers at (419) 897-9914.
■ The Twin Village Toastmasters meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Whitehouse American Legion Post No. 384 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call G. Willets at (419) 877-5266.