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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
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 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 or visit
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 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 Feb. 28 The Rise of Sneaker Culture Toledo Museum of Art Levis Gallery
The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid- 1800s to its current place in high fashion. The exhibition is sponsored nationally in part by Macy’s, and locally by Brooks Insurance, KeyBank and Taylor Cadillac. Free admission.
• Through May 15 The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier Toledo Museum of Art Works on Paper Gallery
This exhibit offers a portrait of the landscape of the Western United States. Ansel Adams, Timothy O’Sullivan and Carlton Emmens Watkins are a few of the photographers represented by the approximately 70 works on display, which also document the technical advances made in photography from the 1860’s to today. Free admission.
• Jan. 19-23 ‘Get Your Zen On’ teen program, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library 6749 Monroe St. 419/882-2089
Do you like to doodle? Stop in to design and create your own beautiful bookmark while learning the basics of the Zen-tangle doodle.
• Jan. 20 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 6:30-9 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church 4030 Douglas Rd. at Sylvania Ave.
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren seminar will address the issues facing grandparents today who find themselves raising their grandchildren. Presenters will be professionals from the areas of legal, education, medical and psychological. A representative from the Area Office on Aging of NW Ohio will be available to provide information on available resources.
• Jan 20, 27 Come Dance With Me, 6-7:30 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Hall 6930 Sylvania Ave.
Learn to line dance with Mary Leugers. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Jan. 22 Moose Mania, 10 a.m. Preschoolers Olander Gorman Center 419/882-8313
Mary Leugers and her mascot Rags will talk about moose in books and songs. There will also be a craft. Registration required.
Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m. Toledo Zoo 419/385-4040
Ages 21 & up enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing in the coziness of the Arctic Encounter®. Advance tickets are required. Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
• Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Antique Show and Sale Maumee Valley Historical Society Lucas County Recreation Center 2901 Key St., Maumee
Over 90 booths with vendors from across the country selling quality antiques at various price points for both beginning and advanced collectors. Admission is $7.
• Jan. 24 Community Craft-In, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ages 14 and older Olander Nederhouser Hall 6930 Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313, ext. 1013
The Olander Park system and the Sylvania Arts Commission have partnered to offer a community craft event. Spend the entire day working on new or unfinished projects. All crafts and creative endeavors, including scrapbooking, painting, knitting and jewelry making, are welcomed. A skill share will be offered during the event for those desiring to learn something new. Fee includes sufficient working space, a light lunch and snacks. Sylvania residents and non-Sylvania residents are welcome. Fee is $30.
Gloria Steinem’s Speech, 2 p.m. People Called Women Bookstore 6060 Renaissance Place 419/469-8983
A showing of Gloria Steinem’s Authors! Authors! speech will be held at the bookstore.
• Jan. 25 Central City Ministries 10th annual Celebrity Wait Night, 6 p.m. Real Seafood Company 22 Main St., Toledo
Central City Ministries of Toledo will have a full slate of Celebrity Waiters join the fun and fundraising, including Toledo Police Chief George Kral, Deputy Chief James O’Bryant, Susan Wajert, president, Mercy College, David Livingston, president, Lourdes University, Sharon Gaber, president, The University of Toledo and more.
• Jan. 25-30 Drop-In Program, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Snow Science Sylvania Branch Library 6749 Monroe St. 419/882-2089
This fun drop-in program is for children who want to learn, experiment, and explore the properties of snow. Join in all week for a chilly good time.
• Jan. 25-March 10 Cardio Drumming, 7 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church Family Life Center 4855 W. Central Ave. 419/466-2847
Join this unique new exciting form of exercise that runs through March 10. The cost is $30 if you have your own equipment and $45 if you purchase equipment from Cardio Drumming staff. Drop in classes are $3 if you have your own equipment and $5 if you need to rent. Cardio Drumming is a full-body workout and a fun stress reliever for all fitness levels. Call Sue at 419/466-2847 for information or to register.
• Jan. 26 S.A.V.E. Lecture, 7:30-9 p.m. Franciscan Center Lourdes University 6832 Convent Blvd. 419/824-3691
Retired architects Bob Seyfang, founder of the Toledo Design Center, and Paul Hollenbeck will present their vision for Downtown Toledo. The Toledo Design Center volunteered several thousand hours creating a new framework vision for Toledo, which was finalized and accepted in 2011. The lecture is free and open to the public.
•Jan. 28 Make U: Mobile Art Lab: 3D Installation Art, 4-5:30 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library 6749 Monroe St. 419/882-2089
Create a piece of installation art for the Library. The Library will supply the tools and instruction-you supply the creativity and imagination. All Make U: Mobile Art Lab programs are made possible through the Curiosity Creates Grant from the Association for Library Service to Children. For ages 6-9. Registration required.
TAARS Meeting, 7 p.m. Battle of Marblehead Peninsula Wildwood Metropark Manor House 5100 W. Central Ave.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a brief business meeting, followed by a short break for refreshments. The speaker, Larry Nelson, will begin his presentation about 7:30 p.m. Larry Nelson holds a American History from Bowling Green State University where he is currently an adjunct assistant professor of history. Dr. Nelson worked for the Ohio Historical Society for nearly thirty years and retired as Director of Fort Meigs Memorial in Perrysburg in 2004. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Cold Water Dangers and Cautions class, 6 p.m. Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority One Maritime Plaza Downtown Toledo
Cold Water Dangers and Cautions is a free seminar being offered by the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron. Parking lot across Water Street is free. Call Chris Hoover at 419/343-0251.
• Jan. 30 Chidester Lecture Series, 4-5:30 p.m. Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St. 419/882-0048 $15
Peter Enns’ lecture ‘God Did WHAT?! The Problem of Divine Violence in the Bible,’ includes a 30-minute Q&A. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Enns, Ph.D., Harvard University, and the Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Penn., speaks and writes regularly to diverse audiences about the intersection of the ancient setting of the Bible and contemporary Christian faith. He has written, edited, and contributed to nearly 20 books, including his latest, ‘The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.’ His popular blog, ‘The Bible for Normal People,’ can be found at
• Jan. 31 The Chidester Lecture Series, 9:20 a.m. Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St. 419/882-0048
Peter Enns’ Sunday forum is ‘The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct’ Beliefs.”‘ He will also preach ‘Trusting God–No Matter What’ at both the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. services on Sunday. All are welcome to worship. Sunday’s events are free. Educational classes for children preschool-eighth grade are available on Sunday morning at 9:20 a.m. with children’s worship at 10:40 a.m., along with nursery childcare for children ages 0-5 all morning.
• Feb. 4 Eco-Friendly Crafts, Adults, 6 p.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Join Casey McDonald to create winter mason jar vases. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 5, 12 February Mitten Fun, Preschoolers, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Join Joyce Davis for ‘The Mitten’ puppet show, a recipe for snow, and finding clues outside for animals that might have ventured into ‘the mitten.’ Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 6 Cooking Class ‘Dishes to Stay Warm By,’ 6-8 p.m. Maumee Bay Kitchen and Bath 5758 N. Main St. 419/882-4390
Chef Liz Donaldson demonstrates how to prepare food to warm your heart and stomach in her cooking class, ‘Dishes to Stay Warm By.’ Shepherd’s pie with slow-roasted lamb, beef brisket pot pie with mashed potato crust and Chef Liz’s famous tortellini soup and panettone will all be on the menu. The price is $30 per person paid in advance. Call Nikki at 419/882-4390 for booking. Class is limited to 15 people. See article on page 15A.
Northview High School Garage Sale, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Northview High School Cafeteria 419/902-2340
Cash only is accepted and there will also be a bake sale. All proceeds benefit the Northview After Prom Event that promotes alcohol-free and drug-free fun.
Recycled Crafts for Kids, K-5th grade, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Join Casey McDonald to create some fun by making paper tube ‘Olafs.’ Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 9 Ecological Considerations in the Native Garden, 7 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Hall 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Olander Natural Resources Manager and Wild Ones member Melanie Coulter will present ecological considerations when planting a native garden or habitat. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 10 Be Mine Valentines, Adults, 6-8 p.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Learn card making and stamping techniques. $5 materials fee per person. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 12 Women’s Connection West, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Highland Meadows Golf Club 7455 Erie St.
The February luncheon will feature Cindy Breeze of ‘Sew Specially Handmade’ with her beautifully handmade, personalized items such as blankets, scarves, headbands, and pillow cases. The speaker, Jackie Drake of Shreve, Ohio, will share ‘Adventure, Mystery, and A Love Story: A Book Lover Shares Her Story.’ The cost of $13 is all inclusive. Reservations are suggested can be made by calling Sharon at 419/340-6046 or by email at by Monday, Feb. 8.
February Mitten Fun, Preschoolers, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Create puppets from ‘The Mitten’ and put in your own show. Then go outside and check for tracks and look for clues of animals and learn about winter habitats. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 13 Valentine’s Day Dance, 8 p.m.-Midnight Sylvania Area Family Services 5440 Marshall Rd. 419/882-8415
Los Hermanas Villegas, Deejay Ab. $20 per person.
• Feb. 16 Diggin’ Dinos, Preschoolers, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Join ECO Discovery! to learn how dinosaurs lived and were they went. Enjoy a snack and take home a dino. Register by calling 419/882-8313.
• Feb. 20 Hot Cocoa Run 5K/1 Mile Walk, 7:30 a.m. check in, 9 a.m. race Olander Nederhouser 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313 ext. 1013
Warm up a winter morning with a race sponsored by SCAT. The event is inpartnership with Olander’s Winter Fest. Registration is underway. Contact SCAT at 419/824-8588 or visit its website at for more information.
Winter Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Olander Park/ Nederhouser Community Hall 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. 419/882-8313 ext. 1013
Celebrate all winter has to offer. Build a snowman, go ice skating or give curling or broomball a try. Guests can warm up inside with hot chocolate, live music, a chili cook off, crafts and storytelling. The event promises to be a great way to spend a wintery day in Sylvania.
• Feb. 23 Natural Art, Preschoolers, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman Center 6930 W. Sylvania Ave.
Join ECO Discovery! and try some new things using nature to make art. Paint with a feather, print with a leaf and try other ways to add nature to art. Register by calling 419/882-8313.