Events Calendar May 10, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
MOTHER’S DAY events
Annual Mother’s Day Tea Express: Kids can bring their moms for a nostalgic trip on the Bluebird. Refreshments and prizes are also in store. 7 p.m. May 9, Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $10-$15. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Launch Into Providence: Journey along the banks of the restored Miami and Erie Canal in The Volunteer, a mule-drawn canal boat, and visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill for some stone-ground cornmeal on the boat’s opening day. Noon-5 p.m. May 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays thereafter, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6; moms ride free on May 9, dads on June 21.
Spring-tacular Fun: Kids will decorate flower pots, make paper posies and blooming pens and take home seeds to plant. 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. May 9, Learning Express, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. $6. (419) 878-2446.
Butterfly House: The home to hundreds of flittery, fluttery creatures that capture hearts and imaginations is open. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $4.50-$6: Moms get $1 off admission May 9-10. (419) 877-2733.
TMA Mother’s Day: Give Mom her due with the variety of events planned May 10 at the museum, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $12-$23. Reservations: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7432.
> Plant a Mother’s Day Flower: Noon-5:30, Family Center.
> Mother’s Day Bouquet: Visitors will be able to make paper-flower bouquets. 2-4 p.m., Libbey Court.
> VIP Tour for Mothers and Families: Docents will help art-lovers appreciate the wonderful women in the museum’s galleries. 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., from Libbey Court.
> Glassblowing demonstration: 12:30 p.m.., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop.
Mother’s Day Weekend rides: Moms can ride the Bluebird for free when they bring their kids. 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. May 9-10, Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Mother’s Day Brunch & Celebration: Moms get in for free when they come with their children, who can decorate flower pots and cards for their mothers (noon-3, while supplies last). Brunch also is planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040.
Mother’s Day Champagne Luncheon Train: Take mom for a ride; she’ll also get a flower, glass of champagne and an 8-by-10 family portrait souvenir. 2-4:30 p.m. May 10, Blissfield depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $70. Reservations: (888) 467-2451.
Throw Mama on the train: Northwest Ohio Railroad preservationists will offer moms free rides on steam engine 901 for Mother’s Day; everyone else pays $1. 1-4 p.m. May 10, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Festirama: Rides, food (chicken dinner until 5 Sunday), games and entertainment each night from The Skoobie Snaks (Friday), Haywire (Saturday) and The Subtones (Sunday). 6 p.m.-midnight May 15, noon-midnight May 16 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 17, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-5791.
Lost Arts Festival: Learn about the history of early Ohio and the frontier years of the Maumee River Valley from costumed interpreters, traditional skill demonstrations and structures representing trading posts, taverns, tipis and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 16 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. $2-$5. Call (419) 509-0095, www.aclew.org or seven-eagles.com.
Oregon Fest 2009: A Civil War encampment, classic car show, and parade (3 p.m.) are planned. Entertainment, children’s rides and games, arts and crafts will be available. Noon-6 May 17, Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 691-975
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $12-$14. (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Wild Bill Bauer, 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 9.
> Bruce Goodman, 8 p.m. May 14-16 and 10 p.m. May 15-16.
> Kerry White, 8 p.m. May 21-23 and 10 p.m. May 22-23.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $12-$14, unless noted otherwise. (419) 931-3474.
> Darrell Joyce: 7 and 10 p.m. May 9 and 7 p.m. May 10.
> Dan Horn: 7 p.m. May 14 and 16-17, 8 and 10:30 p.m. May 15 and 10 p.m. May 16.
> David “Midnight Swinger” Scott: 7 p.m. May 21 and 23-24, 8 and 10:30 p.m. May 22 and 10 p.m. May 23.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes”: A North Carolina gas station and diner fills tanks with regular (or decaf) while sharing stories and songs about southern life @@ fishing, drinking and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.” 8 p.m. May 9 and 14-16 and 5 p.m. May 10, Fort Findlay Playhouse, Sandusky and West streets, Findlay. $15. (419) 422-4624.
“Hello Dolly!” An amateur matchmaker wreaks havoc on a shop owner’s life in a production by Central Catholic High School. 8 p.m. May 9 and 3 p.m. May 9-10, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $10-$14. (419) 255-2280, ext. 1061, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Cemetery Club”: Two Jewish widows try to stifle the romance of another’s budding romance in this Black Swamp Players production. 8 p.m. May 9 and May 15-16 and 2 p.m. May 17, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. $10 at the door; advance tickets sold at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green. www.blackswampplayers.org.
“The Music Man”: Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons a town into buying into a band, but his plans are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 15-16 and 2 p.m. May 17, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $9-$14. (419) 448-8544.
“Office Hours”: On a Friday afternoon in a half-dozen offices in a big city, six different stories, all somehow related, unspool. 8 p.m. May 9, 14-16 and 21-23, Village Players Theater, 2740 Upton Ave. between Monroe St. and Central Ave. $12-$14. (419) 472-6817.
Kaleidoscope 2009: Toledo School for the Arts’ culminating performances and exhibitions. 5:30 p.m. May 15-16, Franciscan Theater & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $10-$25. (419) 246-8732 x226 or (419) 824-3999.
“Christmas Belles”: A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, vengeful sheep and reluctant Elvis impersonator. 8 p.m. May 15-16 and 22-23 and 2 p.m. May 17 and 24, Genoa Town Hall Opera House, 509-1/2 Main St., Genoa. $8-$10. (419) 855-3103.
“Terror at Tea Time, or The Strange Behavior of Serena Blithely”: A group of actors seizes control of rehearsals for a traditional British village mystery and wreaks havoc with the intentions of the missing director. 8 p.m. May 15-16, 22-23 and 28-29, SouthWing, Oliver House, 27 Broadway. $5-$10. (419) 255-0416 or email@example.com.
Tridea Dance: The Ritz Theatre’s own resident dance company will make its third appearance with all new choreography including young dancers from around the area. 7:30 p.m. May 23, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $10-$15. (419) 448-8544
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Toledo Museum of Art exhibitions: 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, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Perrysburg Area Arts Council: Celebrating 20 Years of the Arts. Local artists will display their juried works in varied media and styles. Through May 10, Community Gallery.
> “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. Through May 31, Canaday Gallery and through the museum.
> “Archaeology in the Golden Age: Toledo Explores Iraq, 1929-1932.” A political and trading hub for more than five centuries, Seleucia-on-the-Tigris 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. Through June 28, Little Theater Gallery.
> “Radiant Ensemble”: The Glass Pavilion sparkles with historical jewelry made between 1785 to 1885 from the collection of Nancy and Gilbert Levine. Through Aug. 9.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900.
> “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” The artist’s works invoke a sense of nostalgia whose popularity has worn well through the decades. Through May 31; $15.
> “Learning by Line: The Role of Drawing in the Eighteenth Century.” Art created during the 18th century was more than an aesthetic exercise; it was a way of obtaining and conveying knowledge in the rapidly changing world. Through June 14.
> “Of Life and Loss: The Polish Photographs of Roman Vishniac and Jeffrey Gusky.” Both men photographed Jews, Vishniac to raise money for humanitarian aid, Gusky to define the culture and identity. But the lapse between the efforts provides the drama of this exhibition. Through July 12.
“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.
Darlington, Krohn and Ulrich exhibition: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through May 29, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120.
“Co-Opt”: An array of artists will exhibit their diverse perspectives on our relationship with and impact on the natural world. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays, through June 5, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117.
UT Student Exhibit: Bachelor of fine arts students will display their work. 9-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10-10 p.m. Sundays, through June 7, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
“Derby Days”: The best in local, regional and national equine art will be on display. Art director Peggy Grant will talk about her recent trip to Saudi Arabia and her tour of the Royal Stables of King Abdullah Bin A’Aziz sons at 2 p.m. May 16 (Preakness Day). Noon-4 Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays through June 13, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400.
“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, through 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, through 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. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“Terrific Teens”: Area teens have compiled diverse oral histories and archival materials to produce this community-based exhibition that explores the lives of teenagers in northwest Ohio over the past 50 years. 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, through July 18, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“Flowers From Rome”: Gary Bukovnik’s watercolor floral imagery is clear and refreshing. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through July 30, Paula Brown Gallery, 912 Monroe St. (419) 241-2822.
“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, Hayes Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737, www.rbhayes.org.
Art Hours: Would-be glass artists now can reserve spots in the TMA’s popular hour-long studio sessions. 2445 Monroe St. $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the event: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448.
> Hot glass flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28; and 2 and 4 p.m. May 16, 23.
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads in a variety of media, contributed by artists, enthusiasts and community members of all ages to create a curtain to be displayed at the museum. Entries will be accepted through October, 2010. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org/PDF/BGOProspectus.pdf.
Silk painting workshop: Paula Nowicki will help visitors try this wearable art.
3-6 p.m. May 16, Room 139, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. $20. Registration: (419) 254-5080.
Beginning drawing: Skills covered will include the use of composition, measurement, line, value and form to create realistic landscapes and portraits. 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 16-17, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $35. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
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.
> Glass Pavilion Experience, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 8.
> “Look What’s New” exhibition, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 15; 2 and 3 p.m. May 16; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. May 17.
> On the Edge: Modern & Contemporary Art. 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 22.
> Memorial Day Remembrance, 2 and 3 p.m. May 23 and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. May 24.
“Oak Openings Blues”: This photo exhibit will celebrate the many shades of blue found in the region. Noon-5 May 16-17, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Karl Mullen: This Irish painter’s works tell a colorful story, rich with poetry, dreams, mythology, whisky, love and invention. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 16-June 30, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381.
“Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2″: Eye-popping cars, iconic guitars and a dizzying array of rock memorabilia, such as Billy F. Gibbons’ 1932 Ford coupe, “Eliminator”; Gene Simmons legendary axe bass; and one of Pete Townshend’s Rickenbackers, smashed to smithereens, will be on display. Hot Rod Lincolns, Candy Band and 80s Inc. will perform on opening day. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16-Sept. 7, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $10-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
Stamped Cards and Papercrafts: Participants will create six projects featuring summertime themes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 18, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org
Writer’s Contest: Young authors ages 12-18 can submit up to five poems, essays, short stories or spoken word pieces. Judges will select the winners, prizes will be awarded and the winners will be invited to read their pieces aloud. Through May 19, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Spring Season: Families representing 18th-20th centuries on the farm will bring the diverse aspects of America’s agricultural history @@ fields to plant and plow, farmhouses to clean, sheep to shear and new baby animals to greet @@ to life. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 12, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum season opens: Board the Bluebird for a trip on the Nickel-Plate Railroad to a time when passenger trains where a primary form of transportation. 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and holidays, through Nov. 1, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger, wheelchair-accessible tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through October, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
In the Park After Dark: Glimpse nature at night by the light of the full moon on this guided exploration. 8:30-9:30 p.m. May 9, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Spring on the Farm: See baby animals, play old-fashioned games, watch sheep shearing and plant sunflowers. Visitors also can grate horseradish, wash windows, make ropes and build a wigwam. Entertainment is planned, too. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Sauder Village, 22611 SR-2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755.
Outdoor Survival: Bob Stewart will discuss how to survive in the woods with little or no supplies. 2-3 p.m. May 9, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. Registration: (419) 259-5250.
Kids Birding: Kids and their families can take a bird walk and learn basic birding skills to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. 9:30-11 a.m. May 9, Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
International Migratory Bird Day: Celebrate the wonders of songbirds with children’s crafts, stories, videos and bird walks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-9117.
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. May 9 and 23 and 9 p.m. May 15, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. Reservations: (419) 517-8897.
Don’t Duck, Look Up: A precocious little duck learns about the sky along with a barnyard full of animal friends. 1 p.m. May 9, 16, 23 and 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
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.
> Mother’s Day Walk: A naturalist-guided walk especially for moms and their companions. May 10.
> Herp, Herp, Hurray: Search for frogs, turtles and snakes. May 17.
> Wildwood Puppet Theater: A whimsical show and an optional nature walk. May 24.
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.
> Plant a Mother’s Day Flower, May 10, 12 and 14.
> Paint With Points, May 17, 19 and 21.
> Create a Pirate Ship, May 24, 26 and 28.
Caption This: The creators of the funniest and cutest captions for pictures on display will win prizes. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 11-16, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Hot! Hot! Hot! Teens and can celebrate National Salsa Month by taking a quiz about everything spicy. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 11-14 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 15-16, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
Children’s Book Week Contest: Test your story I.Q. in the “Children’s Book Character Quiz.” 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 11-14 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 15-16, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
Children’s Book Week Storytime: Read stories in a group, then write some to share with others. 4-5 p.m. May 12, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Bike Week Family Fun Ride: A guide will provide tips for riding safely on the park trails and on the road during an escorted ride exploring the University/Parks Trail. 6-7 p.m. May 12, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Alaskan Adventures: Learn about spirits in the skies, gold in the hills and the midnight sun through the eyes of Native Americans, adventurers and scientists. 7:30 p.m. May 15, 22 and 29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Family Safety Day: A showcase that will introduce families to local police, fire and safety departments. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 16, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317.
Dart Frog Dash: The fleet-footed can run wild in and around the Toledo Zoo. Courses are a 5K run or walk ($18-$27) and a 1K kids’ fun run ($3-$7). 7 a.m. May 16, Anthony Wayne Trail entrance. (419) 385-5721.
Around the World in a Day: Experience cultures from around the globe while encountering the zoo’s world of animals. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721.
Claire’s Day: Local and regional authors, illustrators and storytellers will share their talents with children and adults, plus workshops, hands-on activities, food and entertainment are planned. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360 or www.clairesday.org.
Blue Weekend: Take an opportunity to visit sites in the Oak Openings Region and learn more about the rare species that inhabit this unique ecosystem. There will be a presentation on creating a rain garden (1-4 p.m. May 16, lodge), and one will be installed. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 16, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. For a list of events, go to www.oakopen.org.
Toledo Baby Family and Child Expo: A celebration of kids and families will offer activities, entertainment, contests and prizes. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 17, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317. www.toledobaby.com.
Spring Fling: The largest senior expo in Northwestern Ohio will feature at least 100 exhibitors, demonstrations and lots of information. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Boxed lunches: $2.50-$5.50. (419) 382-0624 or www.areaofficeonaging.com.
Park Pals: Purple Lupine. Children 3-5 and their adult companions will read stories, play games, make crafts and take a nature walk with a naturalist. 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., May 19, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark’s lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Things That Go: Listen to stories about all different kinds of transportation, sing songs and create some neat crafts. 4-5 p.m. May 19, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Meet Super Why, Martha and Wonder Red: Characters from PBS series will be on hand to meet and pose with visitors ages 2-12. 3:30-5 p.m. May 20, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Meet Me at Metroparks: Nature and History at Work in Oak Openings. From geology to ecological restoration to the WPA, discover what combination of natural and human history has formed the largest area metropark. 7-8:30 p.m. May 21, Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Teen Talent Show: Contestants will try their skills in front of a crowd for a chance to win prizes. This third annual search for the next idol or dance crew or juggler is open to those in grades six-12; applications are available through May 22. 1-4 p.m. May 23, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283. Videoconferenced to Locke Branch Library’s big screen. 1-4 p.m. May 23, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Flower Weekend: Farmers will be offer baked goods, produce, eggs, poultry, beef, yard art, crafts and flowers for Market Days; the area’s best growers will pack the market with locally grown flowers, plants and more for Sunday’s Flower Day. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 23-25, Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. (419) 936-3743 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Civil War Remembrance: Union and Confederate soldier re-enactors, civilians, musicians and historic presenters immerse visitors in the life of this turbulent American era. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. May 23 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 24-25, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
Fossil Park @@ You’re Gonna Dig It: Visitors can hunt for and keep relics from the 375-millon-year-old Devonian era. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, May 23-Oct. 18, 5705 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-8313.
Memorial Day Parade and commemoration: A ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. May 25 at Veterans Memorial Tower in Toledo Memorial Park, Monroe Street, Sylvania. The parade will step off at 10 on Main Street and proceeding to Memorial Field, where a second ceremony will be held at 11
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”: The Lyric Photoplay Society will screen this 1920 movie, starring John Barrymore, and feature a custom-arranged score on organ. 3 p.m. May 10, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 389-9334
“Mr. Moto’s Last Warning”: Peter Lorre plays the Asian sleuth and soldier of fortune in a mystery adventure. 2:30 p.m. May 17, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $4-$15. (419) 244-2787.
“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”: The tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans, pursued relentlessly by the wicked Count Olaf, is related through their attempts to find a menace-free home. 1:30 p.m. May 17, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-2538. Kids 12 and younger, free; others, $7-$9.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Gung Ho,” May 18.
“Mary Poppins” sing-along: A restored print has been customized with on-screen lyrics so that audiences can join in. Also, Poppins-wannabes can wear costumes for an on-stage parade. 3 p.m. May 24-25, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$12. (734) 764-2538
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Battle of the Brassiere: One-of-a-kind works of bra art will be displayed this month, 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. American Cancer Society: (888) 227-6446, ext. 5209.
Spring Plant Sale: A wide selection of perennials, including Oak Opening Region natives, plus herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs will be for sale, and there will be children’s activities, entertainment and refreshments, as well. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 10, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566.
Migratory bird self-guided tour: Birding brochures and maps featuring potential designated sighting areas will be available, and a naturalist will be on duty for updated bird sightings and questions 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-4:30 p.m. weekends through May 31, Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. (419) 407-9700.
Get Active America! Campaign: Designed to combat American obesity and sedentary lifestyles, this drive has been taken up by fitness chain Urban Active, which will offer free workouts all month. Through 10 p.m. May 31, 2859 N. Holland Sylvania Road, (419) 535-6669; or 1361 Conant St., Maumee, (419) 482-7740. www.urbanactive.com.
Farmers Market: Join us every Tuesday for our Farmers Market. Vendors will line Main Street with fresh produce, flowers, beads, jams, and so much more! 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 29, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org
Perrysburg Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced annuals, perennials, herbs, baked goods, garden art, produce and gifts will be available. 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 15, Louisiana Avenue at Second Street, downtown Perrysburg. (419) 874-9147 or www.visitperrysburg.com.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk: This event will benefit the American Cancer Society; walkers are asked to seek pledges. 8:30 a.m. May 9, Town Center at Levis Commons, State Route 25 at I-475. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
International Migratory Bird Day: Salute our fine, feathered friends by tracing migration paths and learning how our environments bird-friendly. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040.
Lilac Festival: Defiance celebrates its official flower with music, an invitational art show, arts and crafts fair, garden market and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, downtown Defiance. www.visitdefianceohio.com.
Bird Hikes for Adults: Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Friends of the feathered will enjoy these monthly outings to explore the world of birds. Binoculars and bird guides welcome. 8-9:30 a.m. May 9, Buehner Center at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Meet Your Neighbor Who Survived the Holocaust: Mitch Garwolinski was a 7-year-old American Catholic living in Poland when the Nazis invaded in 1939. His story of imprisonment and escape is both disturbing and inspiring. 2-3:30 p.m. May 9, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 9, Catawba Community Hall, 3307 N. West Catawba Road, Port Clinton.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9, Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee.
> 12:30-5:30 p.m. May 11, Maumee Eagles Aerie, 827 Illinois Ave., Maumee.
> Noon-6 May 11, First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
> 1-6 p.m. May 12, Dayspring Assembly, 17360 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green.
> Noon-5 May 13, St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main St., Marblehead.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16, Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, 109 W. Water St., Oak Harbor.
> 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Parkway.
> Noon-6 May 18, Delta American Legion Post 5939, State Hwy. 109, Delta.
> Noon-6 May 19, Swanton American Legion Post, 200 S. Hallet Ave., Swanton.
> Noon-6 May 22, Perrysburg Christians United, Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
Senior Sense: Topics for boomers and beyond anchor this series. Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
> Social Security Administration Online Services: Learn how to apply for Social Security via the Internet and the other online services available. 1-2 p.m. May 12.
Basic Peace Officer Academy graduation: Owens graduates will be honored for their academic accomplishments. 7 p.m. May 12, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-7439, (800) 466-9367, ext. 7439, or www.owens.edu.
Rambling Through the Infirmary: Guests will be seated within various exhibit rooms for tea, then enjoy a program catered to that room and surrounding exhibit. 2 p.m. May 14, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colombian Tea Time: Colombian bakery is a mix of Spanish and French ancient monastery bakery, enhanced with native ingredients from the colonial period.
3-5:30 p.m. May 15, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Drums at the Rapids: Miniature War Gaming Conference. Epic battles … on a small scale. Skirmishes will take place based on varied time periods, locations and realities. Noon-midnight May 15 and 8 a.m.-midnight May 16, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $12-$18. (419) 874-4121 or (800) 283-8916.
Starbucks Bird Watch: The coffeeshop will provide the beans to keep observers keen-eyed for peeks at migratory songbirds. 8-9 a.m. May 15, 22 and 29,
Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Empanadas: This dish, introduced in Spain during the Arabic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, is made by folding dough or bread patty around the stuffing. Noon-2:30 May 16, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Antique Car Gathering: Antique car enthusiasts from the tri-state area will be gathering to share their love of antique automobiles and offer unique demonstrations. Cars on display will be older than 1942. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16, Sauder Village, 22611 SR-2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755.
Fun Fest: Sales will include gifts, crafts and collectibles, and door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, silent ticket auction, food and a bake sale will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio Affiliate. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 W. Alexis Road. (419) 537-7657 or email@example.com.
Taxis Gone Wild: Cabs will converge on downtown to whisk visitors around to various hot spots. 7 p.m. May 16; sponsored by the Greater Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau: (419) 321-6404
Garden Helping Hands: Gardeners and wannabe gardeners can help prepare the parks’ native wildflower gardens for the upcoming growing season. 1-2:30 p.m. May 16, National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Volunteer Naturalist Training: Nature interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles and Northwest Ohio natural history are the focus of these monthly field studies. 1-3:30 p.m. May 16, Yager Center, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads. (419) 382-4664.
It’s Mullein Pullin’ Time: The parks need help to pull a fuzzy plant that has invaded areas recently opened in the Oak Openings region. 10 a.m.-noon May 16, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Plant Sale: Get a start on gardening with a variety of plants for sale. Activities, gardening talks and demonstrations also are planned (require zoo admission: $8-$11). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. (419) 385-5721.
Native Plant Sale: Stock up on gorgeous Oak Openings region native plants and support the Friends of Secor volunteer group’s efforts. Noon-4 May 17, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Meet the author: Douglas Preston. The creator of “the world’s most enigmatic FBI special agent,” Pendergast, will discuss his latest book, “Cemetery Dance.” 7 p.m. May 18, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side). (419) 474-3704.
Clarence Page: This journalist is a syndicated columnist and member of the editorial board for the Chicago Tribune. He will talk about his start in Ohio, his career and books, including “Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity.” 7 p.m. May 19, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10 at library branches. (419) 259-5266.
Owens registration: The first day of summer semester classes is May 26; students and potential coeds can get a peek at educational opportunities and
choices and register at the Findlay or Toledo campus during rapid registration periods: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. May 19 and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 20-21, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, or Community Education and Wellness Center, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay. (567) 661-7777 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 7777, or www.owens.edu.
Nourishing Our Children: Learn some secrets of feeding healthy, happy children and sample snacks that promote health. 6-8 p.m. May 20, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
“From Comfits to Confectionaries: The Sweet History of Candy in America.” The meeting of the Sylvania Area Historical Society will include this program about how candy manufacturing and your sweet tooth were shaped by society and events. 7 p.m. May 20, Sylvania Heritage Center, 5717 N. Main St., Sylvania. www.SylvaniaHistory.org.
Accent on Accessibility: Hummingbirds. Learn how to attract the zippy flyers using native plants during this monthly easy access program that pairs individuals with disabilities and trained volunteers. 10:30 a.m.-noon, May 20, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Healing Through Yoga: Learn how to harness this practice’s benefits @@ postures for physical health, breathing techniques for energy and meditation for clarity and concentration. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. May 21, Art Abilities Studio and grounds, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $20. (419) 536-5566.
Meet the Author: Mark Crilley, creator of the Miki Falls manga, will talk about and sign his work. 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 22, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or www.markcrilley.com.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 1-4 p.m. May 23, Side Cut Metropark, Silver Lake parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee.Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
GED preparation classes: Area residents interested in enhancing their English or math or their employment skills, are invited to attend these classes. Orientation @@ the next is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 6, Workforce and Community Services Room 167 @@ is required for all new General Education Development
students. Subsequent classes are held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2708, (800) 466-9367, ext. 2708, or www.owens.edu
Blarney Irish Pub: Catch local acts while taking in the pub’s modern Irish and American fare. 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.
> Celtic Cross, May 9.
> Noisy Neighbors, May 14.
> Resonant Soul, May 15.
> Feed Your Neighbor fundraiser: Locoweed, the Bridges, Kentucky Chrome, Voodoo Libido, the Coosters, the Flecks. May 16. $5.
> Kyle White, May 21.
> Jeff Stewart & the 25′s, May 22.
> Andrew Ellis & the Setting Sons, May 23.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Suburban Legend: 8:30 p.m. May 9.
> Eric “Guitar” Davis: 8:30 p.m. May 14.
> Kentucky Chrome: 9:30 p.m. May 15.
> Hepcat Revival: 8:30 p.m. May 16.
> Curtis Jr. and Midnight Rockers with Bobby G.: 9:30 p.m. May 22.
> Big Blues Bob: 8:30 p.m. May 23.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Extra! Extra!, Von Iva, Sick of Sarah: 9 p.m. May 9, $5-$7.
> T-Town Tuesdays: Infernal Names, Disarming the Sky. 9 p.m. May 12. $2.
> Lydia, All Day Holiday, the Kaleidoscope Brighter: 6 p.m. May 13, $8-$10.
> Wale, the Legendary GoGo Band UBC, Colin Munroe: 9 p.m. May 13, $12-$15.
> Rootstand: 9 p.m. May 14, $6-$8.
> The Secret Handshake, the Morning of, the Dangerous Summer, the Bigger Lights: 4 p.m. May 15, $10-$12.
> Highland, the Comeback, the Lifeline, Products of Society: 9 p.m. May 22, $5-$8.
> Homeward Bound, Death by Rodeo, CL1, Ten Bars North: 9 p.m. May 23, $6-$8.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Suicide Silence, Bury Your Dead, Spine Shank, Once Over: 7 p.m. May 18, $13-$15.
> People in Planes, the Sanderlings: 9 p.m. May 22, $10-$12.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
> Yes, I Said Yes, May 9.
> Ed Levy Trio, May 14.
> Swamp Kings, May 16.
> Cynthia Kay Bennett, 6 p.m. May 18.
> Quick Trio, May 21.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn, May 22.
> Greg Arranda & White Trash Bags, May 23.
Mickey Finn’s: A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights (no cover), 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 9 p.m., 602 Lagrange Street at North Huron Street. $5-$7 cover. (419) 297-1943.
> One Under, May 9.
> Mouths of Dogs, May 13, 20 and 27.
> The Falling Spikes, May 14, 21 and 28.
> Markey Strange, May 15.
> Killer Tomatoes, Bath House Betty, Chrome Helmet, May 16.
> Mouths of Dogs, May 20 and 27.
> The Falling Spikes, May 21 and 28.
> Homeville Circle, Hat Company, May 22.
> Banana Migration, Mahmen Schmidt, May 23.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Lori Lefevre Johnson: 9 p.m. May 9, $8; discounts for Mom.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black, 8 p.m. May 11-12 and 18-19, $4.
> Anna Givens, 9 p.m. May 15 and 22, $6.
> Glenda McFarlin, 9 p.m. May 16, $8.
> Kim Buehler 9 p.m. May 23, $8.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Crucial 420, May 9.
> Jeff Stewart, May 14.
> Andrew Ellis & the Setting Son, May 15.
> Brian Bocian, May 16.
> Chris Shutters, May 21.
> Frostbite Blues Band, May 22.
> Crucial 420, May 23.
Rector’s Command Performance: This concert will feature the Skinner organ and vocalists called back for encores of their performances at the church over the year. The musical pieces and styles will include from Handel’s “Messiah” to PDQ Bach. 4-5 p.m. May 9, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd. $10-$25; assists the church’s BGSU musician scholarship fund. (419) 244-3707.
“Red, White and Rhapsody in Blue”: Music from American masters, including Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, will be performed by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, lead by Carl Topilow. 8 p.m. May 9, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $21-$60. (419) 246-8000.
“Miraculous and Magical”: The Toledo Symphony will conclude its season with performances of works by Ravel and Bartok, lead by Larry Rachleff and featuring soprano Susan Lorette Dunn. 8 p.m. May 16, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$47. (419) 246-8000.
Rosary Cathedral Concert: The Toledo Diocesan Choir, joined by a brass ensemble and percussion, will perform “Gloria” by John Rutter, “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl and psalm settings. 3 p.m. May 17, Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Donations. (419) 244-9575.
Armed Forces Day Concert: U.S. Air Force Band of Flight’s Huffman Prairie Winds woodwind quintet will perform this show to celebrate the brave men and women that sacrifice their lives for our freedom. 3 p.m. May 17, First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. (419) 422-4624.
Rico McNeela: This violinist, director of orchestral studies and conductor of
the UT Symphony Orchestra, will presents selections from great musicians who have played at the museum. 3 p.m. May 17, TMA’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Dave Mason: One of Traffic’s founding members, this Rock Hall of Famer is perhaps best-known for solo hits including “Feelin’ Alright” and “We Just Disagree.” 7 p.m. May 17, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $19-$75. (517) 264-7469.
Collage 2008: Toledo’s finest performing arts organizations join with the Masterworks Chorale for a diverse, innovative community of sound. 8 p.m. May 17, Maumee Center for the Performing Arts, 1147 Saco St., Maumee. $20-$25. (419) 246-8000 or (419) 893-3200.
Festival of Praise: The combined choirs of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ida, Zion Lutheran Church of Summerfield and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Temperance will present a concert of their favorite anthems, hymns and songs. 4-6 p.m. May 17, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-3400.
Tribute to Benny Goodman: Dave Bennett will transport audiences to the swing era with his septet and fresh arrangements of the clarinetist’s music. 2 p.m. May 21, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $19-$30. (419) 381-8851.