MLocals—October 2018

. October 6, 2018.
SeaGate Food Bank truck.

Fresh food deliveryseagate-food-bank-truck

In August, the SeaGate Food Bank received $15,000 from The Cleveland Cliffs Foundation to continue the efforts of eradicating hunger in Northwest Ohio. The funds were specifically awarded to add more stops to Alice’s Mobile Farm Market, a food truck that delivers locally grown produce to seniors living in food desert areas. The truck runs Monday-Wednesday and Friday to various locations every week. Senior coupons, SNAP, W.I.C., and cash are accepted. To locate the truck’s scheduled stops, check their Facebook page.

Learn while you munchclara-j_s-tea-room

Sipping tea, eating lunch and having informative discussions are what Caregiver Teas are all about at Clara J’s Tea Room. These special gatherings happen the second Wednesday of every month through the end of the year. Hosted by Kingston Healthcare, Parkcliffe Communities, Walker Funeral Homes and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, each month presents a different topic on caregiving. Reservations are required, so call ahead. $5.

11am-12:30pm | Wednesday, October 10
Clara J’s Tea Room | 219 W Wayne St, Maumee
419-897-0219 | clarajsat219.com

Brews & booksbooks-on-tap

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has announced a new book group for adults. Books on Tap group meetings take place at local brewery, Earnest Brew Works, so members can not only discuss great reads, but drink a cold beer too. What’s a better way to relax? October’s featured book is Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, illustrated by Robert Hack. Books can be borrowed from any Library location.

7-8pm | Wednesday, October 17
Earnest Brew Works | 4342 S Detroit Ave
419-340-2589 | toledolibrary.org | Free

Fall jam sessions

Every month, the Toledo Ukesters meet for a free, friendly ukulele workshop and jam session for adults and teens of all skill levels. Learn to play new songs, collaborate with friends, and perform your own pieces. Those attending must bring their own ukulele. A great way to meet new people and connect over music. The group meets 6:30-8pm Tuesday, October 16 at the King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd, Sylvania.

“Toledo Ukesters” is a closed group on Facebook where members join by request.

Photography contest for all ages

The Lake Erie Center encourages amateur photographers to submit their nature photographs of the region in their annual photo contest. Individuals can enter up to three submissions. Winners in each age group will be rewarded with prizes, with a $100 VISA gift card for the grand prize winner. Enter at utoledo.edu/nsm/lec.

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