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Catholic Charities offers grants to fight poverty in Northwest Ohio

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo is accepting applications for two types of local grants — Community Development and Economic Development grants — made available through funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) annual collection.

Local CCHD grant applications for up to $15,000 are available to 501c3 non-profit organizations that demonstrate grass-roots efforts to break the cycle of poverty by empowering the poor within the 19-county Diocese of Toledo.

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Public support encouraged for those with developmental disabilities

The campaign theme for Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month 2013 is “Look Beyond!” REM Ohio is inviting people to look beyond an individual’s disability to picture that person’s potential, seeing the individual’s unique capabilities and abilities. REM Ohio and other related organizations celebrate DD Awareness Month in March, and invite people to embrace the important message of this year’s theme.

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Community Calendar Feb 14 - 27

Feb. 14

Al-Anon/Alateen  
WHAT: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
WHEN: 8 p.m. every Thursday
WHERE: Trinity United Meth. Church, 135 Adams St. Port Clinton

Pilates
WHAT: Pilates with Laura Tyson, instructor
WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesdays
WHERE: The Ballet School, Madison St., Port Clinton
COST: $5 
INFO: For more information contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Strength Training
WHAT: Strength training helps prevent age-related muscle loss, in addition to keeping bones and metabolism strong.
WHEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m
WHERE: Magruder Conference Center
COST: $4 per session
INFO: 419-732-4061

Art Class
WHAT: An art class for teens through adults continues this winter at the Danbury Senior Center. Local artist Lori Roberts-Cobbledick is the instructor.
WHEN: Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead
COST: $10 per class
INFO: Call Lori at 419-798-0608.

TOPS
WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; weigh-in at 6 p.m. every Thursday
WHERE: 320 E. Third St., Port Clinton

Open Public Shooting
WHAT: Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting.
WHEN: 5:30-8 pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
WHERE: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
INFO: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm
COST: $5/adult, $2/junior

Feb. 15

Al-Anon/Alateen
WHAT: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
WHEN: 7 p.m. every Friday
WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa, Oak Harbor

Bake sale
WHAT: The Danbury High School National Honor Society bake sale. They will be raising money for the AHA for Heart Awareness Week selling T-Shirts for $10.
WHERE: Danbury High School gym

Fish Fry
WHAT: St. Boniface Fish dinners. Fried or baked fish and all the fixings. Carryout available.
WHEN: 4-7 p.m., each Friday in Lent
WHERE: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor
COST: Adults $8, children ages 6-12 are $5, and kids under 5 eat free.

Fish Fry
WHAT: Port Clinton Knights of Columbus fish fry. Lake Erie Perch, shrimp and all you can eat Pollock dinners with all the fixings. Desserts are also available.
WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m., each Friday in Lent
WHERE: Denny Bergeman Hall, 109 E Perry Street, Port Clinton

Feb. 16

Contribution Day at Bassett’s Market
WHAT: $5 donated to United Way for every $50 spent on groceries

Feb. 17

Chicken and biscuit dinner
WHAT: St. John Lutheran’s Annual Chicken and biscuit dinner. Proceeds from the free will offering will help with Confirmation Camp.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church, 450 Rocky Ridge Rd., Rocky Ridge

Feb. 18

Educational luncheon.
WHAT: Dr. David Morris,  Director of Magruder’s Sleep Medicine Center, talking on “Sleep and Heart Health”.
WHEN: 12 p.m.
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
COST: $6 for lunch.
INFO:  RSVP to 419-732-0208 by noon on Friday, Feb.15.

NARFE meeting
WHAT: The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. Speaker will be Joseph Brenner, CPA, from Soderberg & Brenner.
WHEN: 12 noon
WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church, Jefferson St., Port Clinton
INFO: Call by Feb. 15 to 419-732-2594 to make lunch reservations or for more info

Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Ottawa County Board of DD, 235 N Toussaint South Rd, Oak Harbor OH 43449
INFO: Call 419-898-0400

Zumba
WHAT: Zumba classes
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
INFO: call 419-732-4061
COST: $4 per class

Al-Anon/Alateen  
WHAT: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
WHEN: 7 p.m. every Monday
WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton

Feb. 19

All Things Ramona party
WHAT: Celebration of author Beverly Cleary and all things Ramona starting at 4:00 with crafts, activities, and games. For anyone ages 5-10 with a caregiver. No registration required.
WHEN: A fifteen minute reading from one of Ramona’s books starting at 5 p.m.  Drawing for free books at 5:15. 
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library.
INFO: Call 419-732-3212 for more information.     

Genealogical Society meeting
WHAT: Jennifer Fording of the Harris-Elmore Public Library will present the program about genealogical materials available at the Harris-Elmore Library. All members and guests are invited.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton.

Kids & Company
WHAT: Join Toni for a basic movement class.  For children ages 3, 4, and 5. Caregiver must remain in the library during the program. No registration required.
WHEN: 4:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton
INFO: Call Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212 for more information.

TOPS
WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
WHEN: 6 p.m. every Tuesday
WHERE: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road

All-levels Yoga
WHAT: Bring a mat and wear loose clothing for the class.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center
COST: $8 per class with sign up for the whole month or $10 per class
INFO: 419-635-2337

Strength Training
WHAT: Strength training helps prevent age-related muscle loss, in addition to keeping bones and metabolism strong.
WHEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m
WHERE: Magruder Conference Center
COST: $4 per session
INFO: 419-732-4061

Sisters in Sobriety
WHAT: Sisters in Sobriety, a women’s AA meeting
WHEN: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry, Port Clinton

Zumba
WHAT: Zumba
WHEN: Tuesdays 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: Danbury school, Marblehead
COST: $8 per class
INFO: Contact Mrs. Henninger Monday – Thursday after 3:30 p.m. at 419-798-5195 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Information also available at www.danbury.k12.oh.us.

Feb. 20

Conestoga West End meeting
WHAT: Conestoga West End Project monthly meeting.
WHEN: 6 p.m., third Wednesdays
WHERE: Bataan School cafeteria, Port Clinton.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Anxiety & Depression Peer to Peer Support Group
WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m  third Wednesdays 
WHERE: Conference Center, Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton
INFO: For more info call 419-732-6264

Scrapbooking
WHAT: Learn the basics of Close to My Heart’s online design software for scrapbooking.
WHEN: 6 p.m. 
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton
INFO: Call 419-732-3212 to register.

Zumba classes
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
INFO: call 419-732-4061
COST: $4 per class

Jazz Night
WHAT: Wine, pasta, and live Jazz music featuring The Bob Smik Trio and special guests.
WHEN: Winter Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton

ACA 
WHAT: Twelve-step group for adult children of alcoholics
WHEN: 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday
WHERE: Artisans Co-op, 138 E. Market St., Sandusky
INFO: Call Paul at 419-341-6888

TOPS
WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. All are welcome.
WHEN: 6 p.m. every Wednesday
WHERE: Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor
INFO: Call 419-276-0304

Strength Training
WHAT: Strength training with Lisa Seckler
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Conference Center, Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton
INFO: call 419-734-3131 for further information
COST: $4 per class

Feb. 21

Consumer Law Updates
WHAT: Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free seminar on Consumer Law Updates.
WHEN: noon to 1 p.m
WHERE: Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, east of Oak Harbor on State Route 163
INFO: Call  Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479 or email the chamber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb.15.
COST: Free to Chamber members, and $10 for non members.

Lighthouse Historical Society 
WHAT: Monthly meeting
WHEN: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month
WHERE: Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center, 9400 North Shore Blvd., Marblehead

Grief Support Group
WHAT: sponsored by Stein Hospice & Crosser Funeral Homes
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday each month
INFO: call 419-732-3141 for more information

26 Trees Benefit Dinner
WHAT: Spaghetti Dinner and raffle fundraiser for Newtown Community Fund
WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Big Boppers, 7581 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead
COST: $10 per adult, $5 children under 5

Feb. 23

Men’s Conference 
WHAT: “Stepping Up:  A Call to Courageous Manhood” is a video event to help men develop a game plan for living a godly, courageous life.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
WHERE: Erie Shores Assembly of God, 220 S. Gill Rd, Port Clinton
COST: $15, which includes workbook and lunch
INFO: To register, call 419-734-3322 or 419-341-0172.

Feb. 24

BBQ chicken dinner
WHAT:  PC Seniors 3rd Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner. Dinners include 1/2 chicken, two sides, a dessert and beverage and are available for dine in or carry out. Proceeds will benefit the PC Seniors’ special projects fund. 
WHEN: 11:30-2 p.m., or sell-out, whichever comes first.
WHERE: Port Clinton Moose Lodge 1610, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton.
COST: $8 advance sale or $9 at the door. Only a limited number of walk-ins will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Port Clinton Senior Center, 320 E. Third St. (Tues., Thurs, or Fri. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, 125 Madison St., Port Clinton.
INFO:  For further information call Juanita @ 419-341-1080.

Feb. 26

Kids & Company 
WHAT: Kids can join Toni for a basic movement class emphasizing coordination, balance, flexibility, and posture. For children ages 3, 4, and 5 without a caregiver. Caregiver must remain in the library during the program. No registration required.
WHEN: 4:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton
INFO: Call the Library at 419-732-3212 for more information.

Feb. 26

Let’s Pretend: Animal Hospital
WHAT: Let’s Pretend-Animal Hospital--how to set up a make-believe animal hospital using books, songs, props, and animal hospital-related activities. A program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds (no kindergartners please) based on imaginary play, stories, and songs. Child must be able to stay in room without a caregiver.
WHEN: 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton
INFO: For more information, contact Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212.

Feb. 27

Flip Flop Workshop
WHAT: Workshop for teens in grades 6-12
WHEN: 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Library, Port Clinton
INFO: Call 419-732-3212

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