● Secor Metropark programs, 10001 W. Central Ave.: Evening Hike Group 6 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 31, an invigorating evening hike with a naturalist; dress for the weather. Free Advanced Composition Techniques 1 p.m. Saturday; learn about origin of Rule of Thirds, other composition techniques including the Light Isolate Theory, positive space and negative space, Golden Spiral, leading lines, symmetrical and asymmetrical balance and how to create a three-dimensional volume in your images, (perfect for you left brain people out there!). For calendar of events: metroparkstoledo.com.
● The Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting at the Wood County District Public Library Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Program: “How Do I Publish My Research and Find a Publisher” by Theresa Smith. Public is welcome.
● AARP Free Tax Preparation program for those 60 years and older offered at these locations: Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., 419-353-5661; Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 419-874-3135; Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 419-259-5370; and Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, Toledo, 419-259-5330. Appointments begin February to middle of April.
● Super Bowl Tasting at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1. Beer tastings and Super Bowl themed appetizers. Cost: $30/person. Advanced registration required by 6 p.m. Jan. 30. Call 419-862-3182 or schedel-gardens.org.
● Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Adult Coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Monday, all supplies provided. Movie Classic Club, 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, showing the animation of Pinocchio. Crazy 8’s Club (grades kindergarten to 2), 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29, after-school math club that helps kids learn the math behind their favorite activities. Register/details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.
● Gibsonburg Public Library programs 100 N. Webster St.: Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. Saturday, build a snow fort. Adult Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Register, 419-637-2173.
● Project iAm presents Acoustics For Autism at the Village Idiot and surrounding area, 309 Conant St., noon-2 a.m. March 4. Music performances by Arctic Clam, Dave Carpenter, Last Born Sons, Kyle White, Noisy Neighbors, Barile and May, Joe Woods, Distant Cousinz, Amelia Airharts, Jeff Stewart, Captin Sweet Shoes, Not Fast Enuff, and many more. Details: acousticsforautism.com or 419-514-9817.
● Maumee Senior Center events/programs: 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 8-10 a.m. The center offers fitness including Tai Chi, drumming/Zumba, chair yoga, lite Jazzercise, line dancing and a variety of other classes. For details: Mary Beth Danford, 419-893-1994, maumeeseniorcenter.com, or stop by the center.
● Chicks and Chocolate fund-raiser at the Armory Arts and Events Center, 127 E. Clinton St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Girls’ night out featuring wine, craft beers, tastings along with a wonderful chocolate buffet. Vendors for shopping, 50/50 raffle, and a gangster raffle! Admission is $10 per person at the door. Benefits the Napoleon Civic Center project.
● Area women are invited to “Be My Valentine” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Feb. 8. Special feature: Barb Weigel, Curtice, Ohio, Unique Paper Quilling and Beauty Behind Glass. Music: Jeanie Isles. Speaker: Theresa Herr of Sylvania “Victory Over Rejection.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations by Feb. 4: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.
● Heartsaver CPR and AED Certification class at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Conducted by the Perrysburg fire CPR Training Center, cost $40 includes a card for certification. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, or other requirements. Register: library, 419-874-3135 ext. 119 or Amy Vasko from the fire division, 419-872-8027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Intro to Android Devices, 2 p.m. Monday. Good Grief of Northwest Ohio presented by Dorothy Mockensturm, 7 p.m. Monday, explains program model and the importance of support for grieving children/caregivers. Explore Ebook Apps, 6 p.m. Wednesday, OverDrive and Libby with Adam Marier. Home Landscaping Guidelines in Perrysburg by Judy Hagen, 7 p.m. Jan. 29. Details/Registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or waylibrary.info.
● Sylvania Franciscan Village Wellness Luncheon Regina Hall Conference Room, 6832 Convent Blvd., noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, topic “Staying Positive in a Negative World” presented by Rachel Shields and Nancy Rank of the Sophia Center. Free. Details: Elizabeth Reiter, 419-824-3515.
● Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do? by Andy Jorgensen, of the University of Toledo in the Franciscan Center Theater, 6832 Convent Blvd., 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday. Free.
● Sjogren’s Support Group meeting at ProMedica Flower Hospital, Conference Center Building, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 11. Speaker: Dr. Khader Mustafa, ProMedica’s newest Rheumatologist. Free. Reservations/information: 419-855-4082 or email@example.com.
● Birmingham Branch Library program, 203 Paine Ave.: Minecraft Mania for school aged children 4 p.m. Friday. Details: 419-259-5210.
● Snowflake fun (adults and family) offered at these libraries: Toledo Heights, 423 Shasta Dr., 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, 419-259-5220; King Road, 3900 King Rd., 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, 419-259-5380; and Point Place, 2727 117th St., 2-3 p.m. Saturday.
● The Washington Branch Library program, 5560 Harvest Lane: Animal Tracking (children) 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, learn about tracking wildlife. Details: 419-259-5330.
● Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.: Tales and Trails 10 a.m. Thursday; preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk, and a craft; dress for the weather. Art after Dark: Mosaic Madness 5 p.m. Thursday; get creative by making art, transform pieces of scrap glass into a snowflake mosaic; no art experience needed, all supplies included, cost $9. Travel Circle in the Ward Pavilion, 2:15 p.m. (optional walk/ski at 1 p.m.) Saturday, “Four of our Western National Parks – Their 100th Anniversary” by Ruth Rittichier, no registration needed. 1930s Game Night 3:30 p.m. Saturday, family or come alone and play like it’s 1939, “Game Room” at the Manor House, and enjoy an ice cream sundae, cost $5. Register: 419-407-9701.
● The Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meeting in the Manor House, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Speaker: Ken Mohney, professor of sociology/anthropology at Monroe Community College, Monroe Michigan. Topic: A review of mounds and mound building in eastern North America. Refreshments. Free. Information: Kathi, 419-893-4213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Euchre Tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $6. Questions: 419-470- 8710.
● Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs, 5403 Elmer Dr.: Adult Learning Series: Wildflowers in the Terrace Room is located in the Conference Center, 2 p.m. Sunday; learn the natural and cultural history of our region, featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist-led hike. This week’s presenters are Chris and Randy Haar, Ohio certified volunteer naturalists, offering a preview of the wonderful wildflowers of the upcoming season. Invasive plants in the landscape – identification and management, 7 p.m. Jan. 29; learn about bad characters in plants and what you can do to help rid your landscape of invasive plants. Both are free. Register: 419-407-9700.
● First Thursday Luncheon Series at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., noon-1:15 p.m. Feb. 1. Speaker: Chris Vickers, WTOL meteorologist, “Local Efforts to Keep the Paris Accord.” Cost: $15 (cash or check at the door). Reservations: FirstThursdayToledo@gmail.com, one week in advance.
● Toledo Dental Society sponsors “Give Kids a Smile” program at three locations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2: the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, 2138 Madison Ave., appointments 419-241-6251; U.T.M.C. Dental Residency Program, Main Hospital second floor Clinic 2-A, 3000 Arlington Ave., appointments 419-383-3504; and the Owens Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic, second floor of Health Technology Hall (building with the big “O” sign at top), 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio, appointments, 567-661-7294. Providing dental care for children up to and including age 18. Simple teeth cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions.
The Valentine Theatre in Toledo will host St. Ursula Academy’s production of ‘Peter Pan’ Feb. 2-4.
● St. Ursula Academy presents Peter Pan musical at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and can be purchased at www.toledosua.org or the Valentine Theatre, 419-242-2787.
● Celebrity Wait Night for Heart and Soul: Caring for our Community at Zia’s at the docks, 20 Main St., 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5. Cost: $35/person and prepaid, includes dinner and dessert. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to patient facility upgrades for the wellness and recovery and education programs at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital; and programs and services for members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center. Register at heartandsoultoledo.com or contact Abbey Riley, 419-764-4387 or email@example.com.
● Rotary Scholarship applications available by the Rotary Club of Waterville, for graduating students residing in the Anthony Wayne or Otsego school districts. Applications can be obtained at both school districts and at watervilleohiorotary.org or contact David Myerholtz, 419-878-6906. Deadline is April 10.
● Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: ACT/SAT Testing Resources for teens, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Snow Flake fun (pre-kindergarten to 5), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Makerspace (grades 2-8) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, projects in science, technology, invention, and art. Game Day (grades 3-8) 2-4 p.m. Saturday, play games like Wii, Playstation, and board games. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.
● Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Crochet and More, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, bring current project, lessons available. Kidz and Canvas, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Wine Cork Keychains, 7 p.m. Jan. 31, upcycle wine corks. Register: 419-849-2744.
● Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family and for details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.