‘Down to Earth’

‘The Zulu Patrol: Down to Earth’ transports viewers back in time to learn about the development of Earth and the life forms who called it home. The program is based on a popular award-winning television series and can be seen at the Appold Planetarium on the campus of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd.

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Viewings are on Saturday Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and for Lourdes University Students with a current student ID.

Call 419/517-8897, email planetarium@lourdes.edu, or go to Lourdes.edu/planetarium for more information.



Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

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. To learn more, call Marie Ready at 800-272-3900 or mready@alz.org.

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.

Pet Loss Support Group

SylvaniaVet hosts a Pet Loss Support Group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., at     7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For details or more information call 419/885-4421.

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.

TAME Meeting

The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts

(T.A.M.E), a scale miniature dollhouse club, 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.

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.

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.

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. For information, call 419/882-0048.

Mothers Center of Greater Toledo

Mothers meet for fun, food and friendship with the Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo. Reliable and safe childcare provided on Thursdays from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 N. McCord Rd. Visit www.motherscenter.net for more.

Aquatic Exercise for Survivors

CPW and The Victory Center will offer a new program, 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 of any type of cancer through a grant  from The Rotary Club of Toledo.

Cardio Drumming

Nutrition Resolutions, 6383 Monroe St., offers free Cardio Drumming, which according to organizers is ‘the most fun you will ever have exercising.’ Classes will begin in January. All fitness levels welcome. Call 419/517-7080 for information

Nutrition Resolution Holiday Belly Blitz

Weight loss challenge and cardio fit camp starts in January. Call for details, 419/517-7080

TOPS Meets on Tuesdays

The Ohio Chapter 1961 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) holds its regular meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Road. International yearly dues are $28; monthly dues are $5.

• Through April 12, 2015

Dinosaurs Unearthed

Experience a new reality with an adventure back in time 65 million years ago with ‘Dinosaurs Unearthed,’ at Imagination Station in downtown Toledo. The state-of-the-art and scientifically accurate exhibition features 14 realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs along with interactives, skeletons, fossils, a predator scene and much more. Call 419/244-2674 or visit imaginationstationtoledo.org for ticket information.

• Jan. 6

Beginner Taoist Tai Chi classes,

1-2 p.m.

Elks Lodge

3520 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd.


Taoist Tai Chi Society classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation, and strength. Classes are held every Tuesday and Friday.

• Jan. 7

Medication Therapy Management, 9 a.m-noon

CPW Health

3130 Central Park West Dr., Suite A



Michelle Mangan, PharmD, RPH from UTMC will be at CPW Health for individual appointments. Are you currently taking a laundry list of prescription medications, some over the counter and even some herbal remedies? Are you having trouble keeping up with the cost? She can help! Call CPW to register.


• Jan. 8

Free Line Dancing Lessons, 6:30 p.m.

American Legion Joseph W. Diehn Post 468

5580 Centennial Rd.



Get in line! Free line dancing lessons are being offered at the American Legion weekly on Thursdays through January. Lessons will take place 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Following the lesson, you may put what was learned to the test on the dance floor. Are you already a pro? Arrive at 7 p.m. for the fun.

Brown Bag Lecture, noon – 1 p. m.

CPW Health

3130 Central Park West Dr., Suite A



Take this opportunity to learn about the new (and the old) wellness services available at your fingertips! The panel will include the owners and directors for Medical Fitness, Massage Therapy, Tai Chi, Yoga 101, Beyond Basics Health Coaching, doTerra Essential Oils/Aromatouch Technique and Medication Therapy Management. Start the new year out by learning how to take better control of your health! Lunch is provided.

• Jan. 9

Sylvania AdVantage/Boomers & Beyond Deadline

5693 N. Main St.



Last day for you or your business to reach our loyal readers through advertising in our Jan 17 edition. Call or email the Sylvania Advantage/Boomers and Beyond today!

Silver Screen Classics:

Gone with the Wind, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Valentine Theatre

425 N. St. Clair Street

Valentine Box Office, 419/242-2787

Experience a night out watching a classic film in a historic theater. Draft beer, full bar, and $2 popcorn will enhance your movie going experience. Reservations suggested. Dates and times are subject to change. General admission. Confirm information by calling the theater or visit its website.

• Jan. 11

Preschool and Activity Fair, 2-5 p.m.

A Preschool and Activity Fair will be held at McCord Road Christian Church, 4675 N. McCord Rd., sponsored by the Mothers Center of Greater Toledo. Area preschools will have tables. Call Jennifer Wegrzyn, 419/320-6953, if table space is needed.

World Dance Party, 2-4 p.m.

Valentine Theatre

410 Adams Street

Valentine Box Office, 419/242-2787



The Toledo Symphony Orchestra has partnered with local dance companies to present an afternoon of brightly colored costumes, music and dance. The World Dance Party will introduce your child to the world of dance including performances of Chinese folk dance, Irish stepping, and Mexican ballet. Family fun activities begin at 2 p.m. with the performance following at 3 p.m.

• Jan. 12

Hoopla for iPad, 2-3 p.m.

Sylvania Branch Library

6749 Monroe St.



What’s all the hoopla about hoopla? Check out FREE eVideo, eMusic, and eAudiobooks from the Library for your iPad. With thousands of titles available 24/7, there’s something for the whole family. Be sure to bring your iPad and follow along with our demonstration! It is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of using an iPad. Have your library card, Apple ID with password, and an email address ready to use. Registration for this ADULT class is required.

Essential Oils 101 Class, 10-11 a.m.

CPW Health

3130 Central Park West Dr., Suite A



Winter’s gray skies and the cold/flu season can bring you down if you’re not prepared. You know the routine; time off work, sick kids, sleepless nights. Add in a touch of the winter blues and you are one hot mess! This year, plan ahead and be prepared! Learn how to use simple tools that can really help make this winter a breeze. For more information call Patti at 419/779-6310 or CPW at 419/841-9622.

• Jan. 12-Jan. 17

I Spy Mystery Bottle, Daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sylvania Branch Library

6749 Monroe St.



Teens in grades 5-12 drop by the library to see how many items you can find in the mystery bottle for a chance to win prizes.

• Jan. 13

Wild Ones: Going Native—A Journey from Chemicals and Cultivars to Native Landscaping. 7 p.m.

Nederhouser, Olander Park

Wild Ones Oak Openings Region president Hal Mann will present his personal journey of mind, spirit, and conversion from cultivars and chemicals to all native landscaping. Learn what caused him to change his approach to landscaping, how he started, the joys and trials he’s experienced along the way, and the enrichment he’s found as he continues his ongoing trip. The event is free and open to public.

• Jan. 15

Healthy Living Series

New Years Resolutions, noon-1 p.m.

CPW Health

3130 Central Park West Dr., Suite A



Ready to get your body back on track from all of the holiday goodies? Come find out how to set your goals for the New Year and get a jump start on your weight loss! Sessions are led by Ashley Daniels, B.S., a Certified Healthy Lifestyle Coaching/Holistic Health Practitioner with Beyond Basics Health Coaching.

• Jan. 16

Lourdes Lifelong Learning Lecture:

‘The U.S. Foreign Policy Discussion and Debate,’ 10 a.m.

Franciscan Center

6832 Convent Blvd.

A discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy is the topic for the January Lifelong Learning Lecture. The event is free to members and first-time visitors. Refreshments are served prior to the lecture beginning at 9:15 a.m.

• Jan. 17

Celebrating Veterans Fundraiser

11 a.m.-4-p.m.

Forrester’s On the River

26 Main St., Toledo

‘Celebrating Veterans’ fundraiser by United States Vets. Inc. is to assist American veterans in search of stability in their lives via meeting educational needs and vital, viable resources.

Live musical entertainment will be provided by ‘Veterans Band & Friends.’ Featured performers include Bob May, the jazz sounds of The Skip Turner Band and poet Ophelia J. Thompson. Area vendors and exhibitors will be a special addition to the event. Special guest celebrity hosts will include Toledo officials and business persons who will honor and support the nation’s heroes.

• Jan. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.

• Jan. 18, 9:20 a.m.

Chidester Lecture Series

Sylvania United Church of Christ

7240 Erie St.

Nancy Duff, the Stephan Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary of Princeton, N.J., will talk about the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, at the Chidester Lecture Series. Tickets for the Saturday talk, ‘Stages on the Road to Freedom: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Church Today’ are $15 and can be purchased at the door. The Sunday talk, ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ethics for His Time and Ours’ is free. She will also be the guest preacher at the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:40 a.m. services.

• Jan. 19

Wild Ones: A Day of Service—Seeds and Soup. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nederhouser, Olander Park

Clean and package seeds that have been collected for restoration work and used on other Wild Ones projects and events. No experience is necessary. Afterward, enjoy homemade soup.

• Jan. 21

Business Boost: Using Library Resources to Gain the Competitive Edge!, 6-8 p.m.

Sylvania Branch Library

6749 Monroe St.



Businesses need an edge over their competition and the owner who works smarter is often the one who gets ahead. The Library has electronic databases that an owner can use to build targeted lists of prospective customers and that can help businesses learn how their competitive peers are performing. Using American Business/Reference USA/One Source at either the library, from an office or home, business owners can get valuable information quickly. Registration for this Adult class is highly suggested.

Medication Therapy Management,

9 a.m.-noon

CPW Health

3130 Central Park West Dr., Suite A



Michelle Mangan, PharmD, RPH, from UTMC, will be at CPW for individual appointments. If attendees are currently taking a laundry list of prescription medications, some over-the-counter and herbal remedies or having trouble keeping up with the cost, Mangan will offer her advice.

• Jan. 24

Healthcare REIT presents Mozart and More Series: All Mozart, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes University

6832 Convent Blvd.

Toledo Symphony, 419/246-8000


Stefan Sanderling conducts an evening of classical music in the Franciscan Center.

• Jan. 25

Toledo Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of the Big Bands, 3-5 p.m.

Toledo Club

235 14th St.

419/297-5971 or the Valentine Theatre box office at 419/242-2787


Email: annies75@aol.com

Jazz up a winter’s afternoon at the third concert in the Toledo Jazz Orchestra’s Black & White Sedan Series, ‘TJO Septet Plays the Music of the Big Bands.’ The Centennial Room at the Toledo Club will swing with the concert that will feature hors d’oeuvres (included in ticket price) and a cash bar in a bistro-like setting. General admission tickets are $35.

• Jan. 26

Magazines for iPad, 2-3 p.m.

Sylvania Branch Library

6749 Monroe St.


Great digital magazines are available free from the library. This program features a demonstration of the library’s eMagazine service and will demonstrate how to save money, go green, and stay current with  favorite titles, available to 24/7 on an iPad. It is recommended that attendees have a basic knowledge of using an iPad and bring it to follow along. Registration is required.

• Feb. 14

Wine and Cheese Reception, 6 p.m.

Maumee Indoor Theatre

601 Conant St., Maumee

Charlene Hansen, 419/277-2779 or


The Anthony Wayne Alumni Associate will hold its second annual wine and cheese reception prior to the Waterville Playshop’s production of ‘Leading Ladies.’ The cost for both the reception and the play is $20 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Anthony Wayne Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased by Feb. 1 by sending a $20 check payable to Anthony Wayne Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2441, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571-0441.

Sylvania Senior Center January Programs

The Senior Center hours of operation: Monday 8 am-5 pm, Tuesday 8 am-7:30 pm,  Wednesday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

1/5                Quilting & Sewing: Mon, Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon, weekly

Jazzercise: Monday, Wednesday &  Friday 9-10 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; weekly

Strength Training: Monday & Thursday 10-11 a.m., weekly,*

1/6                Blood Pressure Clinic: Tuesday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Art Studio Class: Tuesday & Friday 9-11 a.m., weekly*

Senior Chorus: Tuesday

9:45-11:15 a.m., weekly

Bunco: first & third Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., monthly

Call or check online for Tuesday evening after dinner program

1/7                Strength/Balance: Wednesday 1-2  p.m., Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., weekly,*

Oil Painting: Wednesday 1-3 p.m., weekly

Investment Club: first Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., David Patton 1st VP, Merrill Lynch

1/8                Blood Pressure/Glucose Clinic: second Thursday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., monthly

1/9                Writer’s Critique: second & fourth Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., monthly

55+ Line Dancing: Fridays 2:30-4 p.m., $3 at the door, weekly

1/12              Jazzercise: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-10 a.m.,Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m.; weekly

Strength Training: Monday & Thursday 10-11 a.m., weekly,*

Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30-12:30

Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30 p.m., weekly,*

1/13             Blood Pressure Clinic: Tuesday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Legal Outreach: second Tuesday, by appointment, monthly

Current Events Discussion Group: second & fourth Tuesday 3-4:30 p.m., monthly

Call or check online for Tuesday  evening after dinner program

1/14             Visit with the Doctor: second  Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m., monthly

Strength/Balance: Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Friday,10:30-11:30 a.m., weekly,*

Restorative Yoga: Wednesday 2:30-4:15 p.m., weekly,*

Travel Club: second Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m. monthly

1/15             Book Review Group: third Thursday 2-3 p.m., monthly

1/16             Scrabble: Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m., weekly

55+ Line Dancing: Fridays 2:30-4 p.m., $3 at the door, weekly

1/19             CLOSED/HOLIDAY

1/20             Blood Pressure Clinic: Tuesday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Medicare & You: third Tuesday  5:30-6:30 p.m., monthly

Call or check online for Tuesday evening after dinner program

River Road Garden Club celebrates an 85-year history

River Road Garden Club, founded in 1929, is celebrating its 85th year of community work. It was one of two up-river groups whose organization was sponsored by the Toledo Garden Club. In addition to study programs, the River Road Garden Club has always been involved in philanthropic work.

Some of the first activities involved making clothing for children that was distributed through the Toledo District Nurse Association. Members of the group also purchased eyeglasses for needy students.

In 1937, club members undertook the elimination of weeds and the beautification of land adjacent to the major highways approaching Toledo. City officials agreed to cooperate to work toward this objective. Later came the improvements at Walbridge Park and the Toledo Garden Center was established.

During World War II, members were very active working with the Red Cross, sewing, rolling bandages, and in 1955, club members received the Dora A. Gill award for making over 1200 tray favors in one year for patients at the William Roche Memorial Hospital.

Standing, L-R: Sylvia Meiring, Rosemary Lones, Sara Moomaw, president. Seated, L-R: Jan Lowe, Cornelia, Wagener, treasurer, Nancy Cole, secretary, Susan Noss, Nancy Mooney, past president. Not pictured: Keri Buchs, Becky Elliot, Betty Kozak, Kris Moazed, Deborah Tuttle, Bonnie Vance, Bonnie Williams, Marjorie Fischer, vice president.
Standing, L-R: Sylvia Meiring, Rosemary Lones, Sara Moomaw, president. Seated, L-R: Jan Lowe, Cornelia, Wagener, treasurer, Nancy Cole, secretary, Susan Noss, Nancy Mooney, past president. Not pictured: Keri Buchs, Becky Elliot, Betty Kozak, Kris Moazed, Deborah Tuttle, Bonnie Vance, Bonnie Williams, Marjorie Fischer, vice president.

Participating in flower shows, visiting the gardens of other groups, offering book series and planning outdoor picnics for nature study were among the activities of early members. A local flower show was one of the main annual events and the club also donated trees to Wolcott House.

The River Road Garden Club is still very active in many communities around Toledo as participating members of the Toledo Garden Forum, the Garden Club of Ohio and the National Garden Clubs.

Members are currently involved in plantings that attract butterflies, bees, and other endangered species. They also support the Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo GROWS, garden therapy for the elderly and other horticultural projects and organizations.

The 2014-2015 officers are Sara Moomaw, president, Marjorie Fischer, vice president, Cornelia Wagener, treasurer, and Nancy Cole, secretary. Members meet the second Wednesday of each month, excluding January and August.