Updated September 11, 2023
■ The Toledo Camera Club has resumed twice-monthly, in-person meetings. Membership is open to all camera enthusiasts over the age of 16. The Toledo Camera Club was founded in 1904 and continues to provide opportunities for photography enthusiasts to show their digital and print photos and learn various kinds and techniques of photography. Competitions are available for members and are grouped by skill level for similar ability and experience. Regular meetings are held at Ohio Living Swan Creek, 5916 Cresthaven Ln., Toledo, on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m., from September through May. Guests are welcome at all meetings. For additional information, please visit https://toledo.visualpursuits.com.
■ The Northern Light Freemasons meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 119 W. Wayne St., Maumee. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nl40.org.
■ Topics Camera Club offers the amateur as well as the advanced photographer an opportunity to improve their photography through competitions, lectures, mentoring, programs and demonstrations. The club has members of all skill levels, from beginner to professional. Interests cover almost every phase of photography, including photographic printing, nature, landscape, portrait, night scenes, architecture, still life and tabletop photography. Members are willing to share their knowledge with anyone having an interest in photography. Meetings are held at the Monclova Community Center (Ottawa Room), 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month through April at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
■ The Classics Revisited book group summer reading is focusing on the Lake Geneva literary community of the early 1800s. Readings are: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Byron’s The Prisoner of Chillon and Maria Fairweather’s Madame de Stael (or independent study of Stael). 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.
■ The Senior Executive Club meets at The Lakes of Monclova, 6935 Monclova Rd., Maumee, on the second Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. The club provides opportunities to meet new people, participate in new activities and expand your group of friends to discuss topics of interest. Monthly meetings feature speakers and activities as well as a delicious meal prepared by the chef. Those interested should call (419) 866-3030 to make a reservation.
■ The Toledo Mobile Radio Association is an organization based on amateur radio activities. It was originally founded to provide emergency communications should some type of disaster occur. Today, the organization is still prepared to provide emergency communication along with participating in a variety of other activities related to amateur radio and community service. The TMRA general meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the electrical industry building located at 727 Lime City Rd., just off the I-75 Buck Road exit. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Monthly meetings discuss upcoming events and usually a variety of information on radio and digital communication. Those interested can contact Steve Bellner at email@example.com.
■ Compass Club of Northwest Ohio meets each Wednesday at the Black Pearl Restaurant, 4630 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The price for an all-inclusive lunch and program (no reservations required) is $16.50. For more information, visit www.compassclubnwo.com.
■ The Fort Meigs Game Club meets in the visitor center of Fort Meigs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Use miniatures to command an army or sail a fleet to victory. Check out an ancient Roman game or bring a game from home to share with the group. All games are suitable for players with no experience. Children are welcome with parents to make it a fun, family outing. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Wood County NAMI has moved to an all-online platform for support groups due to coronavirus concerns. Stay up to date with information via the website, social media and emails; call (419) 352-0626 or email email@example.com with any questions. Support groups are being offered via GoToMeeting, an online video chat service free of charge to users. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to opt in or visit https://namiwoodcounty.org/ for more information.
■ The Victory Center offers free nonmedical support services to cancer patients. Staff members provide massage therapy, energy work, reflexology, facials, support groups and various other programs. For more information, call (419) 531-7600.