Updated August 27, 2021
■ Compass Club of Northwest Ohio will resume meetings on Wednesday, September 8. The club 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 $13.00. The club will be asking for proof of vaccination and following CDC guidelines. For more information, visit www.compassclubnwo.com.
■ Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo presents its annual open house, which will be held virtually and in person, on Thursday September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Woodlands Park in Perrysburg, and 8:30 p.m. on Zoom, as well as on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. This last option will be a mixer with the Executive Moms group. All interested mothers, parents or grandparents and children’s caregivers are invited to join the free events to learn about the organization. Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo is a local organization working with and for mothers and caregivers in the area. Its mission is to connect and inspire mothers and parents in our community and create friendships. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MotherCtrToledo or www.motherscentertoledo.com/events.
■ The Classics Revisited reading for summer is Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The discussion for it will be in September. The group is open to anyone willing to accept the challenge of reading significant literature and share insights in the monthly group discussion. Meetings are held in members’ homes. A complete reading list is available by contacting leader Virginia Dean at (419) 878-3383.
■ The Fort Meigs Game Club meets in the Visitor Center of Fort Meigs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the last 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, e-mail email@example.com.
■ 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 e-mails; call (419) 352-0626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Support groups are being offered via GoToMeeting, an online video chat service free of charge to users. E-mail email@example.com to opt in or visit https://namiwoodcounty.org/ for more information.
■ The Northwest Ohio River Runners is a family-oriented canoe/kayak club that enjoys paddling in the Northwest Ohio area. The club normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Metropark on West Central Avenue, although recent indoor meetings were canceled. For further information, visit www.nworr.org.
■ 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 Serenity Chronic Pain should e-mail BPiehl@aol.com and/or request to join the Facebook page under Serenity Chronic Pain.
■ 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. For more information, call (419) 531-7600.