IN & AROUND SYLVANIA

EVENT SUBMISSIONS
Items for the Events Page must be submitted one week prior to publication and will be printed on a space-available basis. Information can be faxed to 419/824-0112 or emailed to sylvaniaadvantage@gmail.com. A name and phone number must be included in case more information is needed.
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Alzheimer’s Association
An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For more, call Marie Ready at 800/272- 3900 or mready@alz.org.
Aquatic Exercise for Survivors
CPW and The Victory Center offer Aquatic Exercise for Survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. This program is free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo.
Boomers Resource Network
Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by educational speakers from noon to 1 p.m. Call 419/865-8503 or visit boomersrn.com for more information.
Cardio Drumming
Elevate Nutrition, 6383 Monroe St., offers Cardio Drumming on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing/Circuit Training is offered on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Elevate Nutrition, 6383 Monroe St., Boxing gloves required. Call 419/517-7080.
Food Addicts in Recovery
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave., room 206. Contact Joyce at 419/699-1007, email jtreat@bex.net or visit foodaddicts.org.
God Works!
Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Road, Ottawa Lake, Mich., is offering God Works!, providing a warm meal to anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 6 p.m.
Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo
Weekly meetings at McCord Road Christian Church, 4675 N. McCord Rd. in Sylvania. In addition to meetings, the group offers playdates, an Executive Mommas’ group for working mothers and more.
Nursing Mothers’ Group
The nursing mothers’ group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Harris McIntosh Tower, first floor conference room C, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. For information, call 419/291-5667.
Olivet Lutheran Church’s Free Community Meal
Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419/882-2077 or visit olivetsylvania.org for info.
Pet Loss Support Group
SylvaniaVet hosts a pet loss support group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For information, call 419/885-4421.
Taizé Service
A Taizé Service is held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Sylvania United Church of Christ chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419/882-0048.
T.A.M.E. Meeting
The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts, meets the first Saturday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. in the carriage house at the Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 Main St. Call 734/847-6366.
TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Three chapters of TOPS, 0640, 1961 and 1672 ,meet at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Road. Meetings are held Mondays from 9- 10:30 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m., and Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call Judy Perry at 419/478-1103 or Martha Burk at 419/841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated.
Zion Lutheran LCMC Winter Hours
Zion Lutheran Church LCMC, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich., has started its winter hours. Pastor Ron Winslow will lead an adult Bible study at 9 a.m. Cindy Young will lead the children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. The traditional service will be at 10:15 a.m. There is a contemporary service on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Communion will be served on the first and third Sunday and Wednesday of each month.
Through Dec. 28 Music and Movement Playdate, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Children ages 2-5 of all abilities and families First and third Mondays of each month Sylvania Branch Library toledolibrary.org 419/882-2089
Have a playdate complete with dance, music, stories and crafts. Prepare for messy fun in this inclusive playtime for children ages 2-5 in partnership with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Nov. 19 Sleeping Trees, K-5th grade, 4 p.m. Olander Gorman
Join ECO Discovery! to find out what trees do in winter and see if anyone is sleeping in the trees. Look for a tree treat. Register at 419/882-8312, ext.1013.
TAARS Meeting with John Molenda, 7 p.m. Manor House at Wildwood Metropark 5100 W. Central Ave.
John Molenda, a Ph.D. candidate in the anthropology department at Columbia University, will talk about the ‘Material Culture of Chinese Work Camps on the First Transcontinental Railroad’ at the Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meeting.
Nov. 20 Pilgrim Kids, Preschool, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman
Join ECO Discovery! to find out what it was like to be a Pilgrim, what you would wear, eat and play with. Call 419/882-8312, ext.1013, to register.
Apple-Mania Children’s Program, 4-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library 6749 Monroe St. 419/882-2089 toledolibrary.org
Apples are one of the most amazing fruits. Kids will have an opportunity to uncover some of the delicious mysteries the apple contains deep within. Register online at Programs and Events.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo Border Battle Bash, 6-10 p.m. The Premier 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419/241-4258 borderbattlebash.com
Whether you are a Buckeye or a Wolverine, you’ll want to be at the OSU/UM tailgate party to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. Tickets are $50 per person. Guests must be 21 or older. Ticket price includes an array of tailgate foods.
• Nov. 21 Birding for Beginners, Families, 10 a.m. Sylvan Prairie Park, South Lot
Join TOPS’ Robin Parker for a stroll to observe autumn birds and other wildlife. Register at 419/882-8312, ext.1013.
Adopt-a-Road, 9 a.m.-Noon Olander Maintenance Building
Volunteers assist TOPS staff to clean up along Sylvania Avenue from King to Mitchaw roads. Register at 419/882-8312, ext.1013.
• Nov. 22 Sylvania Sprint for Schools, 9 a.m. Stranahan Elementary-Start Wildwood Metropark Red Trail 3840 Holland-Sylvania Road runsignup.com
The Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation, an organization that provides technology, scholarships and district grants to enhance academics in the Sylvania Schools, presents the ‘Sprint for Schools 5k Run/Walk.’ The race will begin and finish in the field behind Stranahan Elementary School. The course winds through the Red Trail of Wildwood Metropark, accessed from the school. Register online before Nov. 20. Cost is $20 per person.
• Nov. 27 The OSU Marching Band, 7:30 p.m. Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Stranahan Ticket Office 419/381-8851 go.osu.edu.stranahan
Hang on Sloopy! The Ohio State Marching Band is coming to the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall. You won’t want to miss ‘The Pride of the Buckeyes.’ Tickets are $25.
• Nov. 27 All Good Things Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regina Conference Center on the campus of Lourdes University
Jana Whitmore of All Good Things is planning a craft show to benefit Bethany House. A cadre of local vendors to display their handmade items. Funds generated from booth rentals and proceeds from the raffle will benefit Bethany House, a long-term transitional shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
• Dec. 1 High School Financial Aid Night, 6-9 p.m. Franciscan Center of Lourdes The Lourdes University
Office of Financial Aid offers an event open to all high school seniors and their parents. Valuable tips and information about financial aid will be provided.. For more information, contact Callie McCartney, Financial Aid Advisor, at 419/517-7487 or cmccartney@lourdes.edu.
Dec. 2 Holly and Ivy Fashion Show, 10:30 a.m. Presented by ProMedica Flower Hospital Auxiliary Inverness Club 4601 Dorr St.
Holiday shopping from local vendors will begin this popular event starting at10:30 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon. Models displaying the latest festive fashions from Sophia Lustig, Sophie’s Sister, President Tuxedo and Kid’s Klothesline will hit the runway at 1 p.m. Regular tickets are $30. ‘Be an Angel’ tickets are $40. To order tickets or for more information call 419/474-7029.
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nia Fitness, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B
Nia combines gentle movement forms with inspirational music to enhance your fitness and energy. This program is free for people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. For additional information, call 419/531-7600.
Dec. 2, 16 Aromatherapy, 1-2 p.m. The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B
Discuss the special ways that essential oils can be used for everyday health and wellness. This program is free for people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Aromatherapy is the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call the Victory Center at 419/531-7600 for details.
Dec. 4 ‘Sounds of Christmas’ St. Joseph Catholic Church 5373 S. Main St. 419/885-5791
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present the ‘Sounds of Christmas’ in its annual neighborhood concert at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call the church for ticket information.
Toledo Bar Auxiliary’s Ninth Annual Holiday Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Toledo Club Main Floor 235 14th St. Shop a wide array of local vendors at this fun holiday event. Jewelry from Jenny Gorkowski, gift oils and vinegars from Bumble Oil, Danna Lark-Weiner felted scarves and pillows, cashmere mittens, acrylic paintings, Mrs. C’s Cookies, children’s items and much more. For information email carolsschwab@gmail.com.
Dec. 4-6 Heralding the Holidays Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr.
Shop for handmade artisan gifts and more while enjoying sights and sounds of the holidays.
Dec. 5 SAFS, 8 p.m.-Midnight Main Event Hall 5440 Marshall Rd., Sylvania 419/882-8415 sylvaniaareafamilyservices.org
This fundraiser promises a fun-filled night of dancing with the Tejano Sound Band, a style of Mexican-American music featuring the accordion and blending polka with various forms of traditional Mexican. A DJ will mix the top songs from country, pop, line dances and more. An unwrapped toy and $10 gets you in the door. The event will also include baskets for raffle, 50/50 prizes, food and a cash bar. Free appetizers will be offered to the first 50 people.
Dec. 6 Olivet Lutheran Church Handbell Concert, 7 p.m. 5840 Monroe St.
Olivet’s two adult handbell choirs will present a Christmas concert with sacred and secular Christmas music. An arrangement of Celtic Silent Night features violinist Linda Abbott, and pianist Keith Hamen will accompany the choirs on several numbers. There is a free will offering.
Restoring Wildlife Habitat Volunteer Opportunity, 1-4 p.m. Olander Park Maintenance Building 6930 West Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313 olanderpark.com
Volunteer to join the National Resources Team to restore wildlife habitat in Sylvania. L Participants are asked to wear long pants and bring work gloves if you have them. Necessary tools will be provided by TOPS. Volunteers will need their own transportation to the worksite. Register at programs@olanderpark.com.
Tours de Noel, Noon-7 p.m. $12 for pre-sale (through 12/5); $15 per person (day of event) and $5 single house ticket; children 13 and under free with adult For tickets call 419/244-4921
Five beautifully decorated historic homes are on the tour, along with the Milmine-Stewart House (Old West End Antiques). Glenwood Lutheran Church will feature musical entertainment and First Congregational Church will feature a gift boutique, the Arboretum Cookie Walk and Tony Packo lunches.
Dec. 7 Bariatric Support Group, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Toledo Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Center 3909 Woodley Road, Suite 200
Support group meetings provide participants with peer support. It is reassuring to hear others’ viewpoints on common concerns and get additional information from group leaders and guest speakers. The meetings also allow participants to learn about bariatric surgery first hand from others who have had weight loss surgery.
Dec. 8, 16 Bariatric Informational Seminar, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Toledo Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Center 3909 Woodley Road, Suite 200
Are you ready to live your life free of obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension? Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, often results in not only safe, long-term weight loss, but improved overall health and well-being, including increased energy and the resolution of type 2 diabetes. To sign up for a seminar, call 419/291-6777.
Dec. 9 Holiday Photo Session for Seniors, 1-5 p.m. Genesis Healthcare Sylvania, 5757 Whiteford Rd.
Genesis Healthcare Sylvania will host a free holiday photo session for seniors ages 50 and up. Guests will have their photo taken in front of a holiday backdrop and printed photos can be mailed or picked up. Guests can keep the photos or use them as gifts to family and friends. Call Myndi at 419/346-7195 for more information.
Dec. 10 Family Wreath Making, 6-8 p.m. Olander Park 6930 West Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313 olanderpark.com
Make a wreath with your family to decorate your home this holiday season. All you need to bring is your creativity. TOPS will provide all the trimmings. Cost is $10 per wreath. Register at programs@olanderpark.com.
Dec. 11 Handbell Concert, 7 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art Great Gallery
Olivet’s Rejoice Handbell Choir will performing its sixth Christmas concert in the Great Gallery.
Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m.
• Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m. Bethlehem Experience Westgate Chapel 2500 Wilford Dr. www.westgate chapel.org The Bethlehem experience is an indoor/interactive dramatization of the Christmas story where you will journey through life-like biblical scenes that lead up to the birth of Christ and also experience all the sights, sounds of the bustling Bethlehem marketplace. There are many hands-on activities for kids and adults of all ages.
Dec. 11-26 Winter Wonderland, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tam-O-Shanter 5060 Sylvania Ave. www.playsylvania.com
Enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition. Tickets are $3 for seniors and children ages 2 and up, and $6 for adults.
Dec. 12-13 Toledo Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Nutcracker Stranahan Theater and Great Hall 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419/471-0049 stranahan.box-officetickets.com
The Toledo Ballet boasts the longest running annual Nutcracker in the USA. In its 75th annual production, the Toledo Ballet will feature world-renowned guest artists will grace the stage and delight another generation of ballet enthusiasts. The Toledo Orchestra will accompany the holiday event and you won’t want to miss the celebrity Mother Gingers.
Dec. 13 Picasso Cookies Family Event, 3-4 p.m. Olander Park 6930 West Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313 olanderpark.com
Join Erika Buri, director of the Olander Park System, and her family for a time of creative cookie baking. Take some of your creations home and TOPS will donate the rest to the Sylvania Area Family Services. Register at programs@olanderpark.com.decorations.
Dec. 16 Sylvania School District Job Fair for Substitutes, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.; 3-6 p.m. Sylvania Schools Transportation Bldg. 7400 Cougar Lane sylvaniaschools.org
The Sylvania School District is hosting a job fair for substitute positions in the teaching, transportation, custodial and food service departments. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn what is available and required to become a member of the Sylvania School District team. Walk-in interviews, assistance with the application process, food, fun and door prizes will be part of this event.