Event Calendar: March 29, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
EASTER & SPRINGTIME
Baskets of Cheer: Donations are being sought to provide Easter baskets for children in need at the Cocoon Shelter and the Perrysburg Christian United Food Pantry. Candy, books, DVDs and small toys can be dropped off through April 3 at Johnny Rockets, 4115 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888.
Photos with the Easter Bunny: Take a trip to Bunnyland for memories of the season. 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through April 11, Macy’s Court, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. $18-$35. (419) 473-3317.
Wildflowers of Spring: A slide show about wildflowers followed by an optional walk. 1-2 p.m. March 28, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Fifth annual Spring Craft Show: Crafters from Ohio and Michigan will show and sell a variety of crafts, a soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be available and baked good will be sold all day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28, Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 W. Sylvania Ave. (across from Westfield Franklin Park). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasonal decorating and entertaining: Update your decor in a refreshing palette. 5 p.m. March 29, Pottery Barn, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St., near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Register: (419) 475-4980.
Spring Skies Over Toledo: Take a look at the stars, constellations and planets visible from the Glass City, examine ancient mythologies associated with the constellations and learn about the latest discoveries in astronomy. 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 10, Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Breakfast and hayride with the Easter Bunny: Children, with adult companions, will ride with Mr. Cottontail out to his egg patch to collect eggs. Then, it’s back to the barn to have a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, as well as pictures. 9, 10 and 11 a.m. April 4, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. $3-$11. Reservations: (419) 461-1298.
Breakfast with the Bunny: Enjoy entertainment, activities, giveaways and breakfast with Mr. Long Ears. 8:30 and 10 a.m. April 4, Granite City restaurant, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. $7; benefits Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. (419) 878-6255.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny: Peter will straighten his whiskers and let those big teeth show for snapshots with little ones. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4 in the Kiosk in the Lake District, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. Packages start about $16. (419) 878-6255.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Giant Egg Hunt: Eat with the head rabbit himself, then hunt for eggs throughout the village. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4, Riverview Banquet Centre, American Legion Post 183, 405 E. Front St., Pemberville. (419) 287-3274.
Breakfast with the Bunny: Children will get treats and discounted bunny photos and try seasonal activities. 8-10 a.m. April 4, Food Court, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. $8. www.juniorleaguetoledo.org.
Springtime Geocache Egg Hunt: Families and adults of all ages can bring their global positioning system units to search for plastic eggs hidden in the park. A limited number of GPS units will be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis with driver’s license. 10 a.m.-noon April 4, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Spring Egg Hunt: Stories and songs will be shared, and children can hunt for eggs and have a visit from Mr. Cottontail himself. Children 4 and younger, 9:30 a.m. April 4; for kids 5-7, 11 a.m. April 4, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.
Egg Hunt Eggs-travaganza: Stories, songs and an egg hunt for children 1-8 years old. 2 p.m. April 4, rain or shine, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390; tickets available after March 23.
Touch of Spring open house: Homemade doughnuts will be available, and customers can check out the stuff general stores are made of. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4, Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville. (419) 287-3274.
Wood County Historical Center and Museum spring open house: Blacksmithing demonstrations, self-guided tours of exhibits such as “Native American Indians of Northwest Ohio” and “Wood County Infirmary,” and the Linwood Road pedestrian bridge over and along the Portage River are highlights of this event, which starts the museum’s open season hours (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Bunny Train: Cookies, Easter candy, punch and seasonal activities are in store, as well as visits with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 4 and 11, Old Road Dinner Train, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $10-$13. Registration: (888) 467-2451.
Spring Flings: Puppet tales and crafts are in store. 2:30 p.m. April 6, 8, 13 and 15, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Hop in for Storytime: Bunny tales and crafts. 4-5 p.m. April 7, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Spring centerpiece workshop: Bring a breath of fresh air and touch of spring into your home by completing this make-and-take program. 7 p.m. April 8, Way Public Library’s Technology Lab, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-3135.
Metroparks Seniors: “Spring Fling.” See what’s popping up at the metroparks. For those 60 and older. 2-3:30 p.m. April 8, Pearson Metropark’s Macomber Lodge, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Peeps, Peeps, Peeps: Teens can learn about (and eat) some of these gooey, mainly Easter treats. 4 p.m. April 8, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Jack Rabbit and Bunny Hunny: Could the children and rabbits of Carrot Patch convince Cottontail the Easter Bunny to rethink his decision to quit or will Easter be over forever? Presented by the Enchanted Entertainers. 7-7:30 p.m. April 8, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
Spring Things: Gather to listen to stories of hope and thanks, then roll up your sleeves and hop in to create a bunny craft. 7-8 p.m. April 9, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Crystal & Glass Explosion bracelet: Celebrate spring by making a piece of jewelry bursting with color. 6:45-9 p.m. April 9, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $29. email@example.com or (419) 874-4174.
Animal Egg Hunt: Favorite zoo animals will discover that the Easter bunny has left a few treats in their habitats @@ papier-mache eggs stuffed with some of their favorite species-appropriate goodies. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10, the Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. (419) 385-5721.
Hayes Easter Egg Roll: Children ages 3-10 are invited to compete in egg-rolling contests on the lawn. 2-3:30 p.m. April 11, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. Three hard-boiled, colored eggs provide admission. (800) 998-7737.
Easter SpecialTea: A formal event that features all the fineries of a 19th-century tea. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 11, Dillon House, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $14-$25. Reservations: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
Spring Egg Hunt: Children 2-5 will hear stories and rhymes before the hunt and get treats afterward. 10-11:30 a.m. April 11, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. Registration starting April 4: (419) 259-5250.
Spring Woodcock Walk: Learn about and then watch for the courtship flight of these peculiar game birds. 8 p.m. April 18, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-9117.
Bassic Toledo: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Bronze Boar, 20 S. Huron St. Information: (419) 244-2627; bronzeboar.com; myspace.com/BassicToledo.
Passion: The Toledo Symphony’s performance is designed to transport and inspire listeners in this exploration of romance and ecstasy. The program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” 8 p.m. March 28, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$47. (419) 246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Funharmonia: BGSU President Carol Cartwright will narrate “The Story of Babar” by Francis Poulenc, and the Bowling Green Philharmonia will introduce youngsters to the instruments of the orchestra. 11 a.m. March 28, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $1-$2.
Fan Appreciation Show: Nine bands @@ OnceOver, Goodbye Blue Skies, Dying to Know, All Hope Abandon, Ardor, Turophile, Common Hatred @@ on two stages. 7 p.m. March 28, Headliners, 4500 N. Detroit Ave. Free-$3 tickets available from the bands or local record stores; $6 at the door. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition: Preliminaries at 1 p.m. and finals at 8 p.m., both March 28, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Man Down, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Product of Society: 9 p.m. March 28, $5-$7.
> Nico Vega, Zimmerman Twins: 9 p.m. March 29, $8-$10.
> Rookie of the Year, Schoolboy Humor, Jet Lag Gemini, Kiernan McMullan, First Kiss Denial: 4 p.m. March 30, $10-$12.
> Flatfoot 56, Far From Finished, CL1: 9 p.m. March 30, $8-$10.
> T-Town Tuesdays. Infernal Names, Blank Mind, Unhinged Marky Strange, 9 p.m. March 31. River City Rebels, Infernal Names, the Threat, 9 p.m. April 7. $2-$4.
> Seabird, the Undeserving, Traveling by Sea, Exit 179: 6 p.m. April 1, $6-$8.
> JB Beverly & the Wayward Drifters, Larry Love: 9 p.m. April 1, $5-$7.
> Bitch: 9 p.m. April 2, $8-$10.
> The Movement: 9 p.m. April 3, $6-$8.
> Habitual Coersion, A Dead Calling, Fetus Eater, 80,000 Dead, Haud Impirium, Splatter Tech: 8 p.m. April 4, $5-$7.
> Two Cow Garage, Roger Bryan & the Orphans, Ghost Shirt: 9 p.m. April 5, $6-$8.
> Freezepop, Sinker, the Radio Broadcast: 8 p.m. April 6, $10-$12.
> Pack AD, Dirty Damn Band, Fangs Out, Hot Damn: 9 p.m. April 8, $6-$8.
> Farewell, And Then There Were None, Vice on Victory, the Arrical, Wake Hollywood, Always Falling: 4 p.m. April 10, $10-$12.
> Koufax, Nathan Cogan, Michael Corwin: 9 p.m. April 10, $6-$8.
> The Muggs, the Retrospectres, Man of Leisure: 9 p.m. April 11, $6-$8.
> Burden of a Day, Hottness, Of Machines, Broadway, AsWeCrash: 5 p.m. April 12, $10-$12.
BGSU’s Men’s Chorus Chamber Ensembles: The HeeBeeBGs will be among the performers. 3 p.m. March 29, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
TSA Pop & Rock at Mickey Finn’s: Toledo School for the Arts students will perform. 4 p.m. March 29, 602 Lagrange St. $3. (419) 246-8732.
Spotlight Young Musicians: The region’s premier instrumentalists will perform works by Berlioz, Grieg and Tchaikovsky. 4:30 p.m. March 29, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $16-$20. (419) 246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
An Evening of Classical Guitar: 8 p.m. March 30, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. (419) 530-2452.
UT Jazz Night: The university’s jazz ensemble will play favorites. 8:30 p.m. March 30 and April 13 and 27, Murphy’s Place, 151 Water St. $3-$5. (419) 530-2452 or (419) 241-7732.
Beginning & Intermediate Strings: Toledo School for the Arts students will perform. 7 p.m. March 31, TSA Attic Theater, 333 14th St. $3-$5. (419) 246-8732.
BGSU concerts at the Manor House: Tuesday evening performances from the university’s music and voice students. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave.
> Musical Mastery: Doctor of musical arts candidates will perform. March 31.
> Award-Winning Talents: Winners of the Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition will sing. April 7.
> Encore: The Graduate String Quartet will close this year’s series with an encore performance. April 14.
Festival of New Music: Electronic & Mixed Media. The Festival of New Music showcases new and innovative music for band, orchestra, chamber, and chorus ensembles, as well as electronic forms. 8 p.m. March 31-April 1, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive; 8 p.m. April 2, Doerrman Theatre, University Hall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 530-2452.
“Elijah”: BGSU’s University Choral Society will present a preview concert of its upcoming performance of the Mendelssohn work. 8 p.m. March 31, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
New Music Ensemble: Dr. Kenneth Thompson will direct this group, featuring oboist Dr. Jacqueline Leclair and works by Ligeti and Wuorinen. 8 p.m. April 1, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
BGSU’s Student Jazz Combos concert: 8 p.m. April 2, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: The group will perform a program, “Scott Joplin & the Original Kings of Ragtime,” featuring works by John Philip Sousa and Irving Berlin. 8 p.m. April 3, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $18-$33. (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
Club Friday: Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 3: Blue Moon will play folk pop. Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
The Legend in Black: Bill Cayley will perform the songs and stories of Johnny and June Carter Cash. 8 p.m. April 3, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $15-$25. Information: (567) 661-2787 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 2787; tickets: owens.tix.com.
Maidens IV: Four-part harmony from a quartet of sisters who play Celtic and folk music on a variety of string instruments. 7:30 p.m. April 4, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano Quintet Plus Hyden 77: The Toledo Symphony will perform symphonies by Hyden and Schubert, and members will break out to play one of Mozart’s favorite pieces. 7:30 p.m. April 4, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $29-$33. (419) 246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Ohio Flute Festival: This daylong focus on flautists will conclude with a concert. 3:30 p.m. April 4, BGSU’s Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
Native American Flute: Learn to play and experience the beautiful sound of this instrument. This class includes ownership of a handcrafted six-hole cedar Native American-styled flute and instruction for beginners, from third-graders to adults. 10 a.m.-noon April 4, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $40. (419) 874-4174.
BGSU Jazz Guitar Ensemble: Chris Buzzelli will direct this group in a concert. 8 p.m. April 7, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
Something Old, Something New: A chamber music concert by Toledo Symphony members featuring works by Brahms and Sforzini. 7 p.m. April 5, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. $25-35. (419) 246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Vocalstra and UT Latin Jazz Ensemble concert: A one-of-a-kind show from some of the university’s most talented performers. 8 p.m. April 6, Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3-$5. (419) 530-2452.
BGSU’s Student Composers’ Forum: A program featuring works by graduate and undergraduate music composition majors. 8 p.m. April 8, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
Andrew Bird: This singer/songwriter/violinist updates the traditions of small-group swing and New Orleans jazz, mixing gypsy, folk, and rock elements into his distinctive style. With a Hawk and a Hacksaw. 8 p.m. April 8, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $25. (800) 745-3000.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> David Allan Coe: 7 p.m. April 8, $22-$25.
> Rebel Pride Tour with Skinny Molly: 8 p.m. April 10, $15-$18.
Chris Cornell: The former singer for Soundgarden, Cornell has had a successful solo and group career with Audioslave. 7:30 p.m. April 14, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $37. (800) 745-3000.
Spring Dance Showcase: BGSU’s University Dance Alliance will feature student choreography and performances in modern, lyrical, jazz and hip-hop styles. 2 p.m. March 28, Whitney Dance Studio, 222 Eppler North, Ridge Street opposite Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. $3-$5.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”: Emmanuel Christian School takes on Oscar Wilde’s tale of love and deception. 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 28, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4607 Laskey Road. $5-7. (419) 473-3280 or (419) 885-3558.
“Rabbit Hole”: Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. 8 p.m. March 28 and 2:30 p.m. March 29. Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $10-$18. (419) 243-9277.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: A crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master in exchange for his freedom. Presented by the Waterville Playshop. 8 p.m. March 28 and 2 p.m. March 29, Grand Rapids Town Hall, West Front Street, Grand Rapids. $8-$10. Tickets, (734) 856-7107; information, (419) 471-3630.
“Barefoot in the Park”: A young married couple struggles with a shared life in a six-story walk-up apartment. 8 p.m. March 28 and April 3-4 and 2 p.m. April 5, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green; staged by the Black Swamp Players. $10. www.blackswampplayers.org.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $12-$14, unless noted otherwise. (419) 931-3474.
> Pete Lee: 7 p.m. March 28-29 and 10 p.m. March 28.
> Tom Simmons: 7 p.m. April 2, 4-5; 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 3; and 10 p.m. April 4.
> Heywood Banks: 7 p.m. April 9 and 11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 10; and 10 p.m. April 11. $20.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Jeff Williams Group and Isis: Electric blues with soul. 9:30 p.m. March 28 and May 2, $2.
> Jason Ricci and New Blood: A mix of blues, rock, funk and jazz. 8 p.m. March 29, $10.
> Rockin’ Jake: Hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country, Jake’s original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco. 8:30 p.m. April 1.
> Freakender: Modern and classic rock mix. 9:30 p.m. April 3 and May 29, $2.
> The Swamp Kings: These veteran musicians play blues, rock, R&B and reggae. 9:30 p.m. April 4, $2.
> Scott Holt: A guitarist with Buddy Guy, this virtuoso is touring in support of his own fifth release. 8:30 p.m. April 9, Fat Fish Blue, Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: Started as a local blues project, a horn section eventually was added, and now the band plays a mixture of blues, soul, swing and funk. 9:30 p.m. April 10, Fat Fish Blue, Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 931-3474.
> Hepcat Revival: A seven-piece swinging, jump blues band. 9:30 p.m. April 11, Fat Fish Blue, Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 931-3474.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement.
5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $8-$25 (based on performer). (419) 867-9041.
> Bill Bushart, 7:30 and 10 p.m. March 28.
> Kevin Bozeman, 8 p.m. April 1-2 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. April 3-4.
> Chrissy Burns, 8 p.m. April 8-9 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. April 10-11.
> Don Reese, 8 p.m. April 15-16 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. April 17-18.
“Nate the Great”: A pint-sized detective requires the help of a partner to solve the toughest case of his career. 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. April 1-2, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $7. (419) 824-3986.
“Into the Woods”: Stephen Sondheim’s musical shows through the intertwining experiences of characters from many well-loved fairy tales that every granted wish comes at a cost. 8 p.m. April 2-4 and 2 p.m. April 4-5, Eva Marie Saint Theatre, second floor of BGSU’s University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: Based on the French fairy tale in which friends unite against an evil foe and important lessons about looking beyond appearances to find true love. A St. John’s Jesuit High School production. 7 p.m. April 2-3 and 2 p.m. April 4-5, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $13. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com
“Jesus Christ Superstar”: A musical retelling of the last days of Christ. 8 p.m. April 3-4 and 10-11 and 3 p.m. April 5, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $18-$25. (517) 264-7469.
Nick Swardson: This screenwriter and actor will bring his comedy routine to the stage. 8 p.m. April 4, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $30-$32.50. (800) 745-3000.
“Stone Soup”: Find out how to make a tasty dish with only a rock … and the help of some friends. Presented by the Children’s Theatre Workshop. 1 and 3:30 p.m. April 4-5, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $4.50-$7. (419) 244-5061.
“Cinderella”: A performance by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo of choreography by director Nigel Burgoine. 7 p.m. April 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, Maumee Performing Arts Center, 1147 Saco St., Maumee. $15-$35. Information: (419) 861-0895 or www.ballettheatreoftoledo.org.
“The Children of Eden: A Musical.” Based on the biblical book of Genesis, the plot relates adapted tales of Adam and Eve and Noah and the Flood. 6 p.m. April 8-9, Jesup W. Scott High School theater, 2400 Collingwood Blvd. $4. (419) 283-8303.
“Durang, Durang”: A series of one-act plays: “Mrs. Sorken,” “For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls” and “‘dentity crisis.” An Edgy Rep production. 7:30 p.m. April 11, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $15. (419) 243-9277.
Leyla & Lapis Lazuli: This ensemble will perform traditional Middle Eastern folk dances. 7 p.m. April 13, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
Worlds Connect: Traditional Mexican dances will be presented by members of El Corazon de Mexico. 7 p.m. April 14, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Toledo Area Children’s Art Exhibition: Celebrate Youth Art Month and the creativity of young artists from several Toledo public elementary schools and Elizabeth’s Art House. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through March 25, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117.
Spring Show: Nine local artists in an eclectic media mix will showcase our region’s depth of skill, craftsmanship and originality. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through March 31, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381.
BGSU Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 5, Bryan and Wankelman galleries, Fine Art Center, Willard Drive; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through April 5, Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery, Ridge Street and North College Drive, Bowling Green.
Jaroslav Malina: The artist’s designs and paintings will be on display. 9-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10-10 p.m. Sundays through April 29, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
Perrysburg Area Arts Council: Celebrating 20 Years of the Arts. Local artists will display their juried works in varied media and style in the council’s first TMA Community Gallery exhibition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through May 10, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Miss Conception”: Kelly Cousins and Emily Schlueter will present mixed media works and illustrations. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through May 15, UT’s Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, Tucker Hall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 530-8570.
“Look What’s New”: Discover new purchases and get behind-the-scenes stories of significant works added to the mix since 2001, the museum’s centennial. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through May 31 in the Canaday Gallery and through the museum, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Seleucia-on-the-Tigris”: A political and trading hub for more than five centuries, this city was capital of one of Alexander the Great’s successors. The TMA was part of an excavation in the 1930s; this exhibit displays what was uncovered. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through June 28, TMA’s Little Theater Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“First-Lady Style: White House Gowns.” This display examines the role of the First Lady using fashion as a focus, exhibiting 33 original or reproduction gowns designed for American first ladies. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Aug. 2 (closed April 12), Hayes Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737, www.rbhayes.org.
Fine Arts Fair: Area residents interested in experiencing the fine and performing arts in a hands-on setting are invited to attend; free events and activities will range from beginning photography to theater. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: (567) 661-7277 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 7277.
Hot glass drop-in sessions: An hour-long session allows the intrepid try creating a masterpiece with hot glass. TMA’s Glass Pavilion Flameworking Studio, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000.
> Pressed Glass Paperweights, 1-2:30 and 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 28.
> Pull a Glass Flower, 8-9 p.m. April 3 and 17.
> Colorful Glass Beads, 8-9 p.m. April 3.
TMA Tours: Get the inside scoop on what’s new, interesting and artful during docent-led tours. Most start from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Dresses, Vessels and Other Glass Tales, 2 p.m. March 28, and 2 and 3 p.m. March 29 in the Glass Pavilion.
> Glass Pavilion Experience, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 3, 17 and 24 in the pavilion.
> “Look What’s New” exhibition, 2 and 3 p.m. April 4 and 18; 1 and 2 p.m. April 5 and 19; and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. April 12 and 26.
> Highlights of the Collection, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 10.
> The Museum in Bloom, 2 and 3 p.m. April 11.
> Sculpture Garden, 2 and 3 p.m. April 25.
TMA Family Center programs: Hands-on art activities for children. Noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
> Egg Carton Art, March 29, 31 and April 2.
> Make a Picasso Portrait, April 5, 7 and 9.
> Create a Beautiful Bouquet, April 12, 14 and 16.
> Discover Printmaking, April 19, 21 and 23.
> Create a Dragon, April 26, 28 and 30.
One Curator and One Dealer: Two men with these positions will discuss the art market, in particular how it relates to museums. 7:30 p.m. April 3, TMA Gallery 28, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Owens’ Sixth Student Show: This juried exhibition showcases the best work from student art classes. Reception and awards, 6-8 p.m. April 4; exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, April 4-25, Owens Community College, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: (567) 662-2721; (800) 466-9367, ext. 2721; or www.owens.edu.
“Landscapes and Nature Studies”: Bowling Green artist Tamara Monk’s work will be exhibited. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. April 4. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, April 4-30, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381.
“Three Women in the Woods: Preservation and Conservation of Ohio’s Woodlands.” Jane Rogers, Jill Sell and Barbara Krans Jenkins are working together to help preserve beautiful and endangered landscapes. This exhibition of photography, fine art and poetry tries to educate and encourage others to express their own appreciation for nature and raise the level of caring for the natural world. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, April 4-June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Outdoor Writers Photo Show: Winning entries in the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual photography contest will be on display. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, April 4-June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“America’s National Parks: A Monumental Vision.” Clyde Butcher’s black-and-white photographs draw the viewer into a relationship with nature, inspiring others to work to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations. Opening reception: noon-5 April 4. Exhibition: noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, April 4-June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Hands-on activities: TMA hosts art-related projects for children and the young at heart. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Cup of Tea: Make a tea set for two. 2-4 p.m. April 5, Libbey Court.
> Mosaic Flowers: Welcome spring by making a paper creation. 7-9 p.m. April 17, Libbey Court.
Local glass artists’ demonstration: Leonard Marty and his team will create sculptural works. 7-10 p.m. April 10, TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Animarathon: BGSU’s anime club will host this convention of screenings, informational panels, video game competitions, dealers, artists, cosplay and more. 10 a.m.-midnight March 28, Olscamp Hall, Ridge Street opposite Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. email@example.com.
Bad Astronomy: Take a clear-eyed look at popular myths and misconceptions (The Apollo Moon landings were a hoax! Astrology can tell your future!) about astronomy, all with a good touch of humor. 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through April 10, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Black Holes: Striking animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies and a simulated flight to a black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way. 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 28, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23; 9 p.m. April 17 and May 15, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. Reservations: (419) 517-8897.
The Bookworm Express: The Toledo Zoo will bring some guests so visitors can learn about some fascinating creatures. 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 28, Toledo Lucas County Main Library’s Huntington Meeting Room, 325 Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5231.
Eco Hikers: Young nature lovers (ages 6-12) will learn about the ecological and historical importance of the Metroparks through games, activities and hands-on exploration. 1-2:30 p.m. March 28, Wildwood Preserve, Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
So, You Want to be an Astronomer? This program takes a look at backyard astronomy and examines what astronomers do and how they do it. 1 p.m. March 28, Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
“James and the Giant Peach”: A musical based on Roald Dahl’s imaginative book. 2 p.m. March 28, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $16. (419) 242-2787.
Flag City Train Show: Along with model trains, toy trains and railroad memorabilia for sale, it will be opening day for Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation’s quarter-scale steam train rides. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $3, plus $1 per train ride. (419) 423-2995.
Paws With a Heart: Meet a couple of therapy dogs and find out about their jobs. 4-5 p.m. March 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
America’s Next Top Model: This workshop will cover how to become a model, the stories of some of the top posers and how they broke into the business. 4-5 p.m. March 31, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Celebrate Women’s History: Discover the heroic ladies who have made a difference in our country. 4-5 p.m. March 31, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Fit for Life: Healthy Afterschool Snacks. Learn how to start living a healthier lifestyle with tips and recipes. 4 p.m. March 31, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Partners in Fun: Three- and 4-year-olds and their adults will listen to stories, play games and make crafts based on the week’s theme. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5 each session. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
> Cow: March 31.
> Rain: April 7.
> Flowers: April 14.
> Bugs: April 21.
> May Day: April 28.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. April 1, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Visitor Center, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Butterfly House: The home to hundreds of flittery, fluttery creatures that capture hearts and imaginations will open April 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $4.50-$6. (419) 877-2733.
Dillon House Victorian Teas: One of Fremont’s finest examples of Victorian-era architecture is the setting for monthly formal events that feature all the fineries of a 19th-century tea, including entertainment such as this month’s tealeaf readings. 1-3 p.m. April 1, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $12-$20. Reservations: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
Nature’s Nursery: This program reveals how animals care for their young and the role of parents in various species. 7-8 p.m. April 2, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Butterflies and Puppet shows: 4 p.m. April 2, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Tea in the Solarium: Delicious sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Noon-3 April 3, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 508 0951.
Bells: The celestial harmonies of handbells will ring throughout BGSU’s planetarium. 3:30 p.m. April 4, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8666.
Field Trip to the Moon: 1 p.m. Saturdays, April 4-25, Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Origami: Fourth-graders to seniors in high school will learn to make a “fortune-teller,” panda bear and more in this Japanese paper-folding class. 2-3 p.m. April 5, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 874-4174.
Sunday Samplers: Visitors can bring picnic dinners and try a different experience each week. 5-6 p.m. (unless noted), meet at Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Visitor Center, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
> Estate tours: Explore the horse stables, pool cabanas and limousine garage at the former Stranahan estate. Until 6:30 p.m. April 5 and May 3.
> Birds on the Wing: Binoculars are welcome on this hike to discover migratory songbirds. April 12.
Zoo Pets 2: The Toledo Zoo will offer hands-on experiences with exotic animals and explain the truth about some of the most misunderstood creatures on Earth. 6-7 p.m. April 6, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Grossology 101: See if your worst imaginings are worse than these science experiments! 4 p.m. April 7, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
In the Park After Dark: Glimpse nature at night by the light of the full moon on this guided exploration with owl calling, storytelling and night sky interpretation are included. 8:30-9:30 p.m. April 9, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
The Second Longest Ice Cream Sundae: Visitors can attempt to beat the library’s world record with the supplied fixings. 4 p.m. April 9, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Once in a Blue Moon: Learn how the moon was formed and got craters and all about phases and months. 2 p.m. April 11, BGSU’s planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
A World of Ice and Beauty: Visitors will learn about the Arctic and Antarctic. 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 8 p.m. April 14 and 17, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Frog Follies: Celebrate National Library Week with books, movies, a puppet show and a craft. 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 13, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
National Library Week: Family Feud. Who’s smarter: kids or parents? (Youngsters creamed the parents last year.) Get in on this year’s grudge match. 6-7:30 p.m. April 13, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283.
Kids ‘N College: Ken Judy of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority will tell parents about the College Advantage 529 Savings Plan, which helps state families save for higher education. 7-8 p.m. April 14, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135, ext. 134.
Shrinky Dink Art: Supplies will be provided to create masterpieces that shrink when you bake ‘em. 4 p.m. April 14, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Mystery at Frogwarts: The Random Acts theater group will present this interactive play for the whole family. 7 p.m. April 14, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Pippin Puppets: The well-known professional puppeteers will present “Funny Bunnies,” about some adventuresome rabbits. 7 p.m. April 14, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
A Pizza Party: Two library branches will join for slices and society for fifth-graders through high school seniors via teleconferencing. 4 p.m. April 16, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway, and West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.
Registration: (419) 259-5290 or (419) 259-5395.
“Lawrence of Arabia”: A British military figure’s loyalties are divided during a long-term assignment aiding an Arab revolt against the Turks. 2 p.m. March 28, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $3. (419) 448-8544.
Sunday Matinees: BGSU hosts a series of free films for the season; commentary is offered by film experts. 3 p.m., Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green.
> “The Old Dark House”: On a storm-tossed rainy night unwary travelers find haven at a creepy house. Also, “The Chimp.” March 29.
> “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum”: How many Depression-era musicals fuse radical politics, tragic romance and quirky comedy? With “Woman Haters.” April 5.
Fast Times at the Michigan Theater: Screenings of modern and classic coming-of-age comedies. 7 p.m. Mondays through March 30, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 764-2538.
> “Superbad,” March 30.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “My Favorite Brunette,” March 30.
> “Fabulous Dorseys,” April 6.
> “Swing High, Swing Lo,” April 13.
“LightsOut”: A UT Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Initiatives series featuring movies addressing the history, culture and contributions of that community. Screenings will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Tammy Kinsey, associate professor of film. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Memorial Field House Room 2100, Center Drive, 2801 W. Bancroft St. email@example.com.
> “Ke Kulana He Mahu” is a documentary about the relationship between the gay and transgendered communities among Hawaii’s indigenous people. March 31.
> “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” is an activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. April 7.
> In the comedy “But I’m a Cheerleader,” a teenager is sent to a rehabilitation camp when her straight-laced parents suspect she is a lesbian. April 14.
Tuesdays at the Gish film series: 7:30 p.m., Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, BGSU, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green.
> March 31: “The Terror of Tiny Town” (1938), a western starring only little people. Exploitation or empowerment? You decide.
> April 7: In “The Sadist,” a group of suburban school teachers are terrorized at gunpoint and will have to become as brutal as their tormentors to survive.
> April 14: John Sayles’ “The Brother from Another Planet” makes immigration intergalactic.
“Twilight”: “Only a vampire can love you forever,” right? So give those marriage proposals their due consideration. 1-3 p.m. April 2, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. Registration: (419) 666-0924.
“Throne of Blood”: Akira Kurosawa’s version of Macbeth re-imagines the dark tragedy in a ghost-filled feudal Japan. 7:30 p.m. April 3, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. (419) 530-2452.
Film Noir series: Enter the shadows to get a peek at some hardboiled crimes and veiled motivations. 7 p.m. Mondays, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 764-2538.
> “Sunset Boulevard,” April 6.
> “The Maltese Falcon,” April 13.
> “Body Heat,” April 20.
> “Chinatown,” April 27.
“Watch the Birdie”: This classic movie starring Red Skelton will be shown and discussed by a film scholar. 10 a.m. April 9, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
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Battle of the Brassiere: One-of-a-kind works of foundation art will be displayed in April, encouraging breast cancer awareness, memorializing those lost to the disease and honoring survivors. Participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on May 9 will be able to vote for people’s choice. Second Sole, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. Submissions will be taken until April 1. American Cancer Society: (888) 227-6446, ext. 5209.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Two brothers fight over control of their father’s newspaper after his death in “Headline: Deadline.” 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Blissfield Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $70. (888) 467-2451.
Travel Circle: Hostelling International presents slide shows from world travelers, preceded by a hike or a ski. Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton.
> “Costa Rican Escape”: Cindy Warner. 1-3:30 p.m. March 28.
Sylvania Business Expo: Local businesses will show off their services and wares; demonstrations and taste tests will be part of the “Taste of Sylvania” feature; and children can take part in activities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 28, Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
Introduction to Genealogy: Local history librarian Richard Baranowski and genealogist Bonnie Cousino will lead these workshops. 1-3 p.m. March 28 and April 4, Way Public Library’s Technology Lab, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Registration: (419) 874-3135, ext. 119.
Owens Community College women’s softball vs. Tiffin University junior varsity: 1 p.m. March 28, Softball Complex, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
The Preservation of Presidential and Political Artifacts: Two of Henry Ford Museum’s specialists will discuss the special care required for items in the collection, such as the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was shot, original documents such as the Stamp Act, 13th Amendment and a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence. 2 p.m. March 29, Benson Ford Research Center, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. (313) 982-6020 or (800) 835-5237.
Owens Community College women’s softball vs. Oakland Community College: 1 p.m. March 29, Softball Complex, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
Walleye Walk: Learn about the walleye and the history of the fishery. 2-3 p.m. March 29, Side Cut Metropark’s Riverview Area, 1025 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-2789.
Owens Community College men’s baseball vs. Concordia University junior varsity: 3 p.m. March 30, Baseball Complex, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
Wolcott Guild historical lectures: Local authors, educators and historians will discuss aspects of the area’s past. 10 a.m. Mondays, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
> March 30: Steve Alexander will do a first-person narration of Gen. George Armstrong Custer.
Ohio Connections Academy information session: Parents can learn more about the virtual public school and its curriculum, meet its teachers, students and their parents, ask questions and enroll. (Because OCA is a public school, there are no costs for tuition, fees or supplies; the school even loans each family a computer.)
6 p.m. March 31, Sleep Inn Suites, 1761 Meijer Circle, Oregon. www.connectionsacademy.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owens Community College Board of Trustees meeting: 12:30 p.m. March 31, Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center Rooms 145-1147, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
Gift boxes: Decorate a lunch box style tin and coordinating cards with envelopes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 1, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. email@example.com or (419) 874-4174.
Giant peanut butter eggs: Learn to make the peanut-butter filling, hand-dip it in chocolate, and personalize the eggs. Each will go home nestled in a decorative box ready to give to some-bunny. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 2, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 874-4174.
“Here’s to Your Health” fair: Those 55 and older are invited for screenings, demonstrations and door prizes. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 2, Sylvania Senior Center, (419) 885-3913.
Craig Paulenich: This poet and BGSU graduate will read from his work. 7:30 p.m. April 2, Prout Chapel, off Thurston Avenue, Bowling Green.
Wine Tastings: Lovers of the vine’s fruit can try varietals based on the evening’s theme. 7-9:30 p.m. in TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000.
> New Zealand: Kiwi Favorites, April 3.
> Alsace: Wine by the Rhine, April 10.
Open Writing Workshops deadline: April 3 is last day for poets and fiction writers to register for this April 18 BGSU program. Dr. Wendell Mayo, a fiction writer and professor, will lead the fiction workshop; Abigail Cloud, an instructor, will lead the poetry workshop. Guidelines: www.bgsu.edu/departments/creative-writing/home.html. Information: Mary Ann Sweeney, (419) 372-6864 or email@example.com.
Insight/Out group course: Develop the courage and confidence through a practical step-by-step guide to strengthen your relationship with yourself. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and May 1, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $35. (419) 874-4174.
Martial Arts: Learn to stay focused, maintain self-control, improve self-confidence and exercise at this introduction to the martial arts. 2:30 p.m. April 4, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5231.
Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration: Survivors of breast cancer and their guests can attend this kickoff to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. 10 a.m. April 4, Hilton Garden Inn at the Town Center at Levis Commons, I-475 and State Route 25, Perrysburg. Registration: (888) 227-6446, option 2, option 4.
Vineyard Adventures: The Toledo Zoo takes wine lovers around the world with samples of the globe’s best grapes. Vino’s friends will listen to live music and receive an engraved keepsake wine glass. 2700 Broadway. $40. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092.
> Best of the West: 7-9 p.m. April 4, African Lodge.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. April 4, Owens Community College, College Hall Room 99, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Classes are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, College Hall Rooms 166-168. Information: (567) 661-7160 or 466-9367, ext. 7160.
The Big Read Gatsby Tea: Take a proper 1920s tea with Daisy Buchanan, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Visitors are invited to get dolled up in period-style clothing for refreshments and a presentation from aviatrix “Amelia Earhart.” 2-4 p.m. April 4, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747.
Shipshewana on the Road: Vendors, including those who show their wares at the namesake Indiana market, will sell pine furniture and home decor; homemade jams, jellies and cookies; 14-karat gold and sterling silver jewelry; and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 4 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5, Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3.
RootsMagic workshop: Learn tips and tricks for using one of the most popular pieces of software for genealogists. 1-4 p.m. April 5, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. Registration: (419) 332-2081 or (800) 998-7737.
Decorate a tote bag: Create your own design or use one available to take home a useful, one-of-a-kind bag to help reduce disposable bags. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 6, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $25. (419) 874-4174.
Aromatherapy workshop: Participants will learn to identify commonly used therapeutic-grade oils and their health benefits, get tips for safe use and handling of oils and make a blend for personal use. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $20. Register: (419) 536-2860.
UT education graduate student open houses: Learn about degree programs, meet faculty and staff and discover what financial aid may be available. 7-9 p.m. April 7, Gillham Hall Room 5300, 2801 W. Bancroft St. www.utoledo.edu/education/openhouse.
Wildwood Manor House tours: Built in the1930s in the Georgian Colonial style, the Manor House was the family estate of Robert A. Stranahan, co-founder of the Champion Spark Plug Co., and his wife, Page. Tours at quarter after and quarter till the hour noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays starting April 8 and running through November, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9844.
Roaring Twenties in Toledo: An informative and entertaining evening about pre-Depression Toledo, presented by Kenneth Dickson, author of histories about Prohibition, murder and gambling in the Glass City. 7-8 p.m. April 8, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747.
“Poor House Fashion Show”: See how limited resources can spark creativity and learn how textiles were recycled during infirmary years as well as present day; includes tea. 2 p.m. April 9, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Tales from India: Stories and movies will highlight this amazing culture. 3:45-4:30 p.m. April 9, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Yoga Nidra integrative meditation: Break the pattern of stress with a series of simple relaxation techniques that take you to a profound state of relaxation. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 9 or 13, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. (419) 874-4174.
Naturalists’ Camera Club of Toledo presentation: Roger Sutherland will discuss “Insects and Flower Relationships.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 10, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Hearthside Cooking Class: Experience life in an 1812 kitchen, learning to cook period recipes on a hearth with kitchen tools used during that era. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $30. Registration: (800) 283-8916.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 2-4 p.m. April 11, Buehner Center porch at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
501 River: A History. Go back in time to learn about the library grounds, its historical role and more. 7 p.m. April 13, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Welcome Back Walleye fishing competition: Fish the Maumee and enter your best catch at the ZAP Lures stand for a chance to win daily prizes given for largest fish and heaviest stringer. Four fish limit. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13-19, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview area, 1025 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-2789.
Tai chi: A hands-on introduction to this exercise class that can reduce stress, keep joints working smoothly, improve flexibility and cleanse the body of negative energy. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 14-28, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard: Debbie Nofzinger from W.W. Knight Preserve will discuss area birds and how to create a backyard birding habitat. 6:30 p.m. April 15, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. Registration: (419) 666-0924.
Isabel Allende: The author of “The House of the Spirits,” this Chilean novelist will talk as part of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Authors! Authors! Series. 7 p.m. April 16, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10 at library branches. (419) 259-5266.