Events Calendar, July 26, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
MOSTLY FOR ADULTS
Parents should determine appropriateness for children
Wildwood Manor House tours: “Built in the 1930s in the Georgian Colonial style, this home was the family estate of Robert A. Stranahan, co-founder of Champion Spark Plug Co., and his wife, Page.” Tours at quarter after and quarter till the hour noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through November, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Wolcott House tours: Visitors will get an intimate (ahem) look at what went under the outer layer in the “Corsets to Camisoles: Fashions of the Flaming 1920s” exhibit. 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 1. 1031 River Road, Maumee. $2.50-$5. (419) 893-9602.
Creole in the Attic: New Orleans-style food, an in-house “good witch” to read fortunes, music and live crawfish will bring the feel of the Big Easy to Toledo. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26, The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St. (above Manos). (419) 243-6063.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 177 years. Upcoming events include canning classes, Aug. 1, and Jazz Brunch, Aug. 8. 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Aug. 31, Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. Satellite locations: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee; and 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Westgate on Secor Road (by Elder-Beerman). (419) 255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Perrysburg Farmers Market: Locally grown plants, baked goods, garden art 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.
Wine Tasting Saturdays: Grape groupies can try five wines, selected by Uptown Vineyard, and appetizers. 6-7 p.m., Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams St. $10. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
Wine Tastings: In the mood for something a little grape? See what’s new and tasty on The Andersons’ shelves. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700; and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400. Nominal fees apply.
Sandpiper cruises: Take a float up or down the Maumee. Departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. Reservations: (419) 537-1212.
> Discover the River/picnic lunch cruises: Two-hour cruises go either down the Maumee to see the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge, port, shipyard and dry docks or up river to see riverside homes, yacht clubs, marinas and wildlife. 10 a.m. Saturdays through September; $7-$15. Picnic cruises include casual lunches catered by Superior Catering: noon Thursdays through September; $14-$22.
> Sunset & City Lights Cruises: “Listen to love songs while enjoying a two-hour, up-river cruise with sunset around Walbridge Park and city lights shimmering on the water.” Snacks included. 8 p.m. Sundays through September; $20.
> Friday night rides: “Two-hour up-river cruise to see beautiful homes, wildlife and marinas.” 6 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28; $7-$15.
> Murder Mystery Cruise: A peaceful river cruise turns deadly, and police are called to investigate murders on the Maumee in this production from Random Acts. Try to solve the case during a two-hour trip, including a pasta buffet dinner. 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 26 and Sept. 16; $39.
Party @ the Park: Live music will be featured each Saturday all summer. Track opens at 11:30 a.m.; post time is 6 p.m. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd. $1-$2. (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
> July 25 and Aug. 8: Whiskey Dunn.
> Aug. 1: Hoozier Daddy.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred (*) locations suggest calling for appointments. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25, Fayette Church of the Nazarene, 511 S. Fayette St., Fayette.
> 1-6 p.m. July 27, Tontogany Presbyterian Church, 18740 Main St., Tontogany.
> 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 28, Maumee Elks, 137 W. Wayne, Maumee.
> 2-7 p.m. July 28, Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church, 5253 Bennett Road.
> 3-8 p.m. July 29, Urban Active, 2859 N. Holland-Sylvania Road.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30, Government Center, 1 Government Center.
> 1-6 p.m. July 30, the Waterford at Levis Commons, 7100 S. Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg.
> 2-7 p.m. July 30, Washington Township Fire Department, 2469 Shoreland Ave.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 31, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
> 2-7 p.m. July 31, Wildwood Athletic Club, 2865 N. Reynolds Road.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 1, First Christian Church, 5271 Alexis Road, Sylvania.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 1, Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave.
> 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1, Dave White Chevrolet, 5880 Monroe St., Sylvania.
> Noon-6 Aug. 3, Community Market, Oak Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 251 W. Main St., Oak Harbor.
> Noon-6 Aug. 4, Delta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta.
> 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6, Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania.
> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8, First Christian Church, 375 Haskins Road, Bowling Green.
> 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8, United Methodist Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd.
> 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10, Toledo Hospital, 2142 N. Cove Blvd.
Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours: UT’s Urban Affairs Center and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library sponsor these in-depth looks at architecture and history in the Glass City, lead by trained volunteer guides. Noon-2 Thursdays through Sept. 17, rain or shine. (419) 530-3591 or email@example.com.
> The Other Toledo: July 30, Weber Block, Front and Main streets.
> View From Levis Square: Aug. 6, at the “Kubuki Dancer” sculpture.
Friday Night Frenzy: Racing will be accompanied by music, drink specials and Mud Hens ticket giveaways. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd. $1-$2. (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
> July 31: Hoozier Daddy.
> Aug. 7: Whiskey Dunn.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 25, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview area, 1025 River Road, Maumee. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Le BBQ: This event, featuring live music, dancing, gourmet casual food and a cash bar, will benefit Toledo Opera’s Education and Outreach programs. 6 p.m. July 25, Toledo Maritime Center, 1701 Front St. $50. (419) 255-7464; (866) 860-9048.
Bash at the Bay: Music and cars will collide at this “urban beach party,” with various events continuing over the weekend. (419) 283-4904 or www.bashatthebay.com.
> Woodville Auto Free Car & Bike Show: 2-6 July 25, Promenade Park, Water Street. Register: (419) 283-4904.
> Black and White Celebrity Ball: Performance by Tank. Attire must be all black, all white or a combination of the two. 9 p.m. July 25, Omni, 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333. $10 in advance for those 25 and older; younger attendees are subject to an additional charge.
> Concert and beach party, featuring the Toledo native Lyfe Jennings, Pretty Ricky, Cheri Dennis and Rasheeda. Noon July 26, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon.
> Official Gansta Grillz After-Party: Featuring DJ Drama. 10 p.m. July 26, the Annex, 2567 W. Bancroft St. 21 and older. (419) 474-1333.
> Swimsuit After-Party: Prize for the sexiest suit. 10 p.m. July 26, Club Eclipse, 317 N. Superior St., No. 4. 18 and older. (419) 255-7777.
Bring the Tropics to Your Gardens: Gardeners will learn how to grow and properly care for tropical plants. 6:30 p.m. July 28, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $12. Registration: (419) 862-3182.
Charting Your Course: The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors this seminar designed to answer questions about getting small businesses started. 9 a.m.-noon July 30, 300 Madison Ave., Second Floor. $10. Reservations: (419) 243-8191.
Party in the Parking Lot: The Jets (“Rock It to You,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You”) and George Damron and Buffalo Ridge will perform at this benefit party for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Northwest Ohio Affiliate. 7 p.m.-midnight July 31, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. $27.50-$30. (419) 243-2200, toledoclub.org or komennwohio.org.
Wine Tastings: Lovers of the vine’s fruit can try varietals based on the evening’s theme. 7-9:30 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7, 14 and 21, TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. Aug. 1 (the first Saturday of each month), Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services Room 167, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Subsequent classes are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (567) 661-2708 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 2708.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 1, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Garden Helping Hands: Gardeners and wannabe gardeners can the Friends group help maintain the parks’ plots. 9-10 a.m. Aug. 1, Side Cut Metropark’s Lamb Center, 1025 River Road, Maumee. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Dillon House Victorian Teas: One of Fremont’s finest examples of Victorian-era architecture is the setting for a formal event that features all the fineries of a 19th-century tea, including entertainment and presentations. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 5, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $12-$20. Reservations required: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
Coffee and Connecting: Network in the early hours while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Toledo Botanical Garden. Sponsored by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 243-8191.
Yoga for Everyone: Explore the physical and mental benefits of yoga, which can help anyone, no matter their age or physical state. 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 12 and 19, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Guided Evening Garden Tour: Visitors can learn about the garden’s history and get information about the 17-acre garden estate’s trees and flora. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $12. Reservations: (419) 862-3182.
Friends of the Library book sale: Excess books, magazines and videotapes will be sold with prices ranging from a quarter to $1. Proceeds benefit library programs. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7-8, Friends of the Library Book Center, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207.
Tea in the Solarium: Delicious sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Noon-3 Aug. 7, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 508 0951.
Bird Hikes for Adults: “Bird lovers will enjoy these monthly outings to explore” the winged world. Binoculars and bird guides welcome. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Blue Creek Conservation Area, white barn, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse.
Yoga in the Garden: Inspire your practice with the serenity of nature. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 10-Sept. 28, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $85. (419) 536-5566.
Organic Herb Gardening: Master Gardener Vicki Gallagher will “share the benefits of organic gardening, how-to information, and herbs from around the world.” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $12. Reservations: (419) 862-3182.
Quilting retreat: The Black Swamp Quilt Guild of Bowling Green will host this event, three days dedicated to whatever projects participants are working on. Raffles and technique demonstrations, show-and-tell and food are planned, too. Oct. 16-18, Widewater Retreat Center, 4050 Highway 24, Liberty Center. Registration deadline: Aug. 13. Shari Wiseman, (419) 422-9371; Nancy Andrade, (419) 575-7369; or www.blackswampquilters.org.
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.
> “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.
> 91st annual Toledo Area Artists: This yearly celebration of the region’s artistic ability consistently draws the unique, the innovative and the eclectic. Through Aug. 23, Canaday Gallery.
> “Monkey Business”: “On this 150th anniversary year of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species,’ this exhibit explores simian symbolism through the ages.” Through Aug. 30, Gallery 18.
> “Prints of Pop II: The Art of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.” A collector of “ordinary things, Paolozzi used old magazines, comic strips, consumer products and advertisements” to create graphic works, “expanding on themes introduced by the Dada artists.” Through Sept. 6, Works on Paper Galleries.
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.
> “Action < > Reaction”: Video Installations. When viewed in the context of one to another, these works pose questions about the temporal and mysterious nature of human existence. Through Jan. 3.
“The Long View”: A retrospective of work by Blade photographer Herral Long. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through July 29, second floor gallery, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
“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.
Prizm Art Group exhibition: Artists will display and sell their watercolors, oil, acrylic and charcoal works. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through July 31, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8888 or www.myprizm.com.
“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.
“Once Amish”: Artist Greg Kempf will present a retrospective of his paintings, woodcuts and lithographs. 7-10 p.m. daily through Aug. 21, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787.
Art on the Line: Anyone “can contribute to paintings on fabric panels made from recycled plastic bottles” to create outdoor galleries this summer. “Completed works will be hung on clotheslines scattered throughout the campus” as the “museum attempts to install more than 200 new works of art.” Contribute from 7-9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 21, in the Sculpture Garden, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Salone de Refuse: This exhibition features artworks not accepted for participation in the Toledo Area Artists exhibition at the TMA. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 23, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787.
“Between the Cracks: A Tale of Two Cities.” This exhibit by artists Michelangelo Lovelace and Tina Gionis compares and contrasts Cleveland and Taipei, Taiwan, respectively. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through Sept. 5. Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117.
“Creative Kids”: Early Childhood Education Exhibition. Young artists @@ as in younger than 5 @@ will have their work, including 3-D structures, paintings, and self-portraits, displayed. 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, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“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. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 7, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $10-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
“Secret Landscapes”: Watercolors and collages by Claire Wilson will be on display. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Sept. 8, UT’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, Tucker Hall Room 168, 2801 W. Bancroft St., off Campus Road. (419) 530-8570.
“Review/Preview”: Work by “local, regional and international artists who have been the core” of the gallery for 17 years and a preview the upcoming season will be in a monthly rotation. Noon-4 Thursdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 10, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St. (419) 241-2400.
“Wild Wetlands”: “A close-up photographic journey into shallow waters” by photographer David Fitzsimmons. Noon-5 p.m. weekends; 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Friday of each month; and during special events; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Greater Cincinnati Photography Clubs’ Nature Images: Curated by photographer Jerry Fritsch. Noon-5 p.m. weekends; 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Friday of each month; and during special events; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“The Wondrous Variety of Our Oak Openings”: With its variety of habitats, including wet sand prairies, sand barrens, and oak savannas, the region offers plants and animals only found here. Take a peek at some, represented in photographs. Noon-5 p.m. weekends; 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Friday of each month; and during special events; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Art Hours: Would-be glass artists now can reserve spots in the TMA’s hour-long studio sessions. 2445 Monroe St. $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the class: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448.
> Hot glass flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28, and 2 and 4 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1.
> Flame-worked bead: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. July 26.
> Flame-worked pen: 6 and 7 p.m. July 31.
> Flame-worked marble: 6 and 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
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, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. July 26.
> Landscapes, Seascapes and Escapes, 2 and 3 p.m. July 25; and 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. July 31.
> “Look What’s New” exhibition, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. July 26.
> Toledo Treasures, 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 1; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Aug. 2.
> Dresses, Vessels and Other Glass Tales, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.
> Sculpture Garden, 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 8; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Aug. 9.
Outdoors on the Terrace: Visitors can take part in hands-on activities inspired by works in the Sculpture Garden. 7-9 p.m., main TMA terrace, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> July 31: Daisy Youngblood’s “Gorilla.”
> Aug. 7: Judy Kensley McKie’s “Polar Bear Bench.”
New Insights on Old Favorites: TMA curators and other museum staff discuss related works of art during strolls through the galleries. 7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28, from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Skyscapes”: Landscape artist Lanna Pendleton Hall will discuss and demonstrate her paintings, which focus on the sky. 1 p.m. July 25, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135; (419) 872-8730; www.myprizm.com; or www.waylibrary.info.
Macro Photography Workshop: Prairie Wildflowers and Incredible Insects. Photographer David Fitzsimmons will share “techniques on choosing subjects, selecting equipment and creating great compositions. Includes indoor sessions, field demonstrations, and outdoor hands-on instruction.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25, lodge, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $50. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Art on the Mall: Some of the area’s best artists will show off their skills in this juried fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26, UT’s Centennial Mall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 530-2586 or www.toledoalumni.org.
Glass Fest 2009: “Celebrate the Glass City with family-friendly glass fun.” Noon-6 July 26. TMA, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Hands-on activities: Visitors can take part in creating “a Chihuly-style chandelier from recycled materials” or make magnets.
> Design on the Fly: Sketch a design for a glass work of art and submit it; at 3, a TMA glassblower will choose one lucky kid’s design to create. At 4, an adult’s design will be created. The originators of each design will be able to take the results home.
> Flame-worked beads, 1, 2 and 3; $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the event: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448.
> Glassblowing demonstrations: noon, 1 and 2.
> Cooking with Hot Glass demonstration: 5.
> “The House That Glass Built”: Trace the Glass City’s progress from factories to the pavilion in this WGTE-produced film. 3.
Green Art Camp: Eco-minded artists 8 and older will create original pieces from recyclables by re-using & re-purposing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. 9 a.m.-noon July 27-31, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $65. Registration: (419) 873-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in a various media to create a curtain to be displayed at the museum. Entries will be accepted through October, 2010. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org/PDF/BGOProspectus.pdf.
Nature Shoot: Hummingbirds. Observe and photograph these fascinating birds at close range using blinds. 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. July 30, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $25. Registration: (419) 407-9757.
Hands-on TMA activities: Get a closer feeling for the “Monkey Business” exhibit with these related events. 2445 Monroe St. Free. (419) 255-8000.
> Sculpt a Gorilla Like Daisy Youngblood’s: Visit the sculpture garden for inspiration, then participants can create their own clay apes. 7-9 p.m. July 31, Main Museum Terrace.
Arts in the Garden: Inner artists will spring forth, courtesy of demonstrations, activities, performances and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 2, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566.
Summer Harvest Dance: Northwest Ohio Traditional Music and Dance will bring a painting to life, with the help of the audience. Featuring live music on traditional instruments, this event will share simple contra-style dance steps. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 7, TMA’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Crawford County Fair: A pedal tractor pull, demolition derby and classic car exhibit also are planned. July 25, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. $5. (419) 562-7936 or crawfordcofair.com.
All Saints Catholic Church Festival: Barbecue chicken, a polka Mass (4 p.m.), live entertainment, plus rides, games and ethnic foods. 5-11:30 p.m. July 25, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford. (419) 666-1393.
Great Maumee River Dragon Boat Festival: Cheer paddlers along as they navigate and race these long, fierce boats along the Maumee River. Entertainment, demonstrations of Chinese musical instruments and children’s activities are part of the fundraising regatta. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25, International Park, east bank of the Maumee, off Main Street. (419) 242-2122 or www.partnerstoledo.org.
Wayne Firefighter’s Country Jamboree: Performances by Rodney “Hot Rod” Parker & Liberty Beach, Justine Blazer, Annabelle Road and Midland Rail plus a corn hole tournament and pig roast are planned. For adults only. 3 p.m.-midnight July 25, Wayne Fire Hall, 200 N. Center St., Wayne. $5-$10. (419) 288-2819 or waynefirejamboree.net.
Summerfest: This hamlet of Hamler will “celebrate its German heritage with polkas and dancing,” food and the oddball, a corn hole tournament. 3 p.m. July 25 and noon-8 July 26, Hamler Community Park, Route 109, Hamler. $5-$15. (419) 274-1465 or www.hamlersummerfest.com.
Stony Ridge Summer Festival: A flea market is this event’s highlight; there also will be food and games. 9 a.m.-dark July 25 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26, Route 20, 5 miles east of Interstate 75, Stony Ridge. (419) 837-9816 or www.stonyridgeoh.net.
The Kountry Cupboard Festival: Rides, a car show, flea market, crafts and food are planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25 and noon-4 July 26. (419) 424-8751 or (419) 257-2573.
Ottawa County Fair: Harness racing and a rodeo keep the focus on the farm, but two nights of demolition derbies make it loud and crash-y. Tractor pulls, horse shows and motorcycle racing round out the fun. Through July 26, 7870 W. Route 163, Oak Harbor. $5. (419) 898-1971 or www.ottawacountyfair.org.
Seneca County Fair: A professional rope-’em-up rodeo, harness racing, demolition derby, tractor pull and antique machinery parade will be grandstanding. 8 a.m. July 26-Aug. 2, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. $6. (419) 447-7888 or www.senecacountyfair.org.
Seneca County Fair: In addition to the usual livestock exhibits, there will be arts and crafts, antique farm machinery, harness racing, a demolition derby, rodeo, tractor pull and rides, and more. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 26-Aug. 2, Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. $6. (419) 447-7888.
Lucas County Fair: Eddie Money and Midnight Special will perform at 7 p.m. July 30; $10-$15. Other highlights include draft horse pulls, lawnmower races, a demolition derby and rough truck challenge a Boer goat and border collie shows, chainsaw woodcarving, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 2, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. $6; $3 parking. (419) 893-2127 or www.lucascountyfair.com.
Ohio State Fair: Parachutists, a (spelling) bee and bears may sound like a recipe for disaster, but they are part of the entertainment at this fair, along with animals, roving entertainers, rides and more. Performers include Kelly Clarkson (July 29, $36); Keith Sweat (July 31, $15); Alice Cooper/Blue Oyster Cult (Aug. 1, $22); Kenny Rogers/Glen Campbell (Aug. 4, $28); Demi Lovato (Aug. 6, $23); and Rascal Flatts/Dierks Bentley/Darius Rucker (Aug. 9, $30-$75). 10 a.m. July 29-Aug. 9, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. $8-$10; $5 parking. (888) 646-3976 or www.ohiostatefair.com.
Smoke on the Water: Ribs for the Red Cross. Bibs? Check. Wet Naps? Check? Appetite? You better bring it when local and national vendors dish up some of the most mouth-watering ribs in the area. Presidents of the United States of America will perform Aug. 1; Chuck Wicks will sing Aug. 2. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 2, Promenade Park, Water Street. $3. (419) 329-2619 or www.ribs4redcross.com.
Monroe County Fair: Jason Aldean will hit the stage (Aug. 3; $25). Other festivities include a demolition derby, dog demonstrations, a VIP goat milking contest (the milkers, not the goats, are the VIPs) and a rodeo. 9 a.m. Aug. 2-8, 3775 S. Custer Road, Monroe, Mich. $2-$5. (734) 241-5775, (734) 241-2600 or www.monroecountyfair.com.
Medina County Fair: Montgomery Gentry is the draw at this fair’s grandstand (Aug. 8; $27-$32). Others might like the “Rock’n Rodeo,” demolition derbies, harness and motorbike racing and tractor pulls. And don’t forget the arm wrestling contest … 8 a.m. Aug. 3-9, 710 W. Smith Road, Medina. $2-$5. (330) 723-9633 or www.medina-fair.com.
Wood County Fair: The catch-a-pig contest may not be the highlight @@ that would be Little Big Town’s performance on Aug. 8 ($25) @@ but it’s one of the other grandstand events. Aug. 4-10, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. $6. (419) 352-0441 or www.woodcounty-fair.com.
Northwest Ohio Rib-Off: It’s Ribs 2009, part deux, at this 26th annual barbecue competition, which offers “a taste of pure hog-heaven prepared by the best local and national grill masters.” 3-10 p.m. Aug. 6, 3-11 p.m. Aug. 7, noon-11 Aug. 8 and noon-6 Aug. 9, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee.
Ohio South of the Border Festival: Fiesta animals will enjoy the food, music and atmosphere. Aug. 7-8, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12332 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-4529.
Arts Gone Wild: Local cultural organizations, including Toledo’s symphony, libraries, ballet, parks, museum, theater and zoo, celebrate the city’s artistic instincts with live performances, demonstrations, activities and more. For more information, visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-8, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. www.artsgonewild.org.
Monclova Homecoming SummerFest: Performances are slated by Sinjon Smith of Detroit, MasFina, Glass City Steel Drums and Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drum group. Other activities include a canoe race, inflatable rides, a petting zoo, art show, silent auction and “hometown flair” contests (jams, pies, quilts, etc.). 4-11 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 8, Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova. (419) 861-1336.
Christ the King Festival: Games, rides, bands, bingo and the prerequisite chicken dinner are planned. 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 7-8, 1-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane. (419) 475-4348 or www.cktoledo.org.
Regina Coeli Festival: Games for kids and adults are planned, along with music by 56 Daze, Skoobie Snaks and Touch of Brass. 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 7, 1 p.m.-midnight Aug. 8 and noon-7 Aug. 9, 530 Regina Pkwy. (419) 476-0922 or www.regina-coeli.org.
Frogtown Fair: Visitors can recycle old household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, old and broken electronics; check out energy-saving ideas, such a rain barrels, and exhibits by “green” organizations; and have confidential papers destroyed. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8, Erie Street Market, 237 S. Erie St. (419) 936-3947 or Chad.Gogley@epa.state.oh.us.
River Raisin Jazz Festival: This event regularly draws thousands of music lovers to the banks of the Raisin for smooth sounds and upbeat tempos. This year’s performers include Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons (Aug. 8), Jeff Lorber, Maysa, the Motor City Horns and festival artistic director Alexander Zonjic (Aug. 9). In addition, an art fair is held at nearby Loranger Square, Washington and First streets. Noon-9 Aug. 8-9, St. Mary’s Park, 195 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich. (734) 457-1095 or www.monroeinfo.com.
Back to School Fair: Speak with local organizations and schools in preparation of the first day. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 8, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317 or www.westfield.com/franklinpark.
God of Our City Celebration: “Praise and worship Jesus Christ declaring the good things about Him, who He is and what He is doing for a greater Toledo.” Aug. 8, Promenade Park, Water Street. (419) 245-1607.
Erie County Fair: Fair staple Phil Dirt & the Dozers will make their appearance; DeWayne Spaw and Coco Beanos also will perform. Tractor pulls, chainsaw carving and a demolition derby also will take place. 8 a.m. Aug. 11-16, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. $7. (419) 625-1000 or www.eriecountyohiofair.com.
Backpack to the Future: New or gently used book bags and school supplies are sought to help low-income elementary-school children in northwest Ohio. Through Aug. 18, Owens Community College office of alumni relations, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg; Owens’ enrollment services office, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay; Great Lakes Credit Union branches, 5823 Monroe St., Sylvania, and 624 W. South Boundary and Owens-Illinois Plaza, 1890 N. Wilkenson Way, both in Perrysburg; Books-A-Million, Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (567) 661-7876 or www.owens.edu/alumni/backpack.html.
The Canal Experience: Visitors can see what an authentic 1876 canal boat was like during an hour-long cruise, then see how waterpower is used to saw logs and grind grain. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through August, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 U.S. Route 24 West (at Route 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6.
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: Dads get $1 off admission June 20-21. (419) 877-2733.
Fort Meigs: Historical interpreters, dressed in period attire, answer questions, offer weapon demonstrations and discuss the history of the fort and its role in the War of 1812. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through October, Fort Meigs. $4-$8.
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.
Oak Grove School: A restored, one-room schoolhouse helps visitors learn what it was like to attend school in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Open seasonally, by reservation only; east entrance, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Frogtown Froggy Museum: More than 300 amphibians are on display, as well as a “ribbit-ticklin’” activity room. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 136 N. Summit St., Suite 1A. Donations. (419) 944-8806 or www.frogtownfroggymuseum.webs.com.
Young Artists Club, Summer Edition: Kids 11 and younger are invited to show off their artistic talents. 3 p.m. every other Tuesday through July 28, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5290.
Knitwits: Learn to knit by making a washcloth; supplies provided. This Tuesday knitting club is for anyone in fourth grade and up. 2-3 p.m. through July 28. Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. Novices must register; advanced knitters can stitch along without registering. (419) 259-5307.
Reading Circle: Children who will enter second grade can practice their literacy skills. 2 p.m. daily through July 28, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Grandparents Mondays: Grammy and Gramps will be admitted half-price when their grandkids tag along. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 25, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $4-$10.50. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Saturday chess: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn some advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m. through Aug. 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Raising Readers: Special activities and games for kids ages 2-8 will be available. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Aug. 29, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Got Books? Holland Branch Library will sponsor a digital photo contest. Entrants should capture someone reading or being read to and e-mailing the photos to the library. Entries will be displayed at the library. Prizes are possible! Through Sept. 5, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 259-5240.
Fossil Park @@ You’re Gonna Dig It: Visitors can hunt for and keep relics from the 375-millon-years-ago Devonian era. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18, 5705 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-8313.
Tinkering with Tin: An expert tinsmith will demonstrate using historic tools to create candleholders and lamps. 1-4 p.m. July 25, Isaac Ludwig Mill, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids.
Christmas in July: Donors to Hannah’s Socks Summer Sock Drop will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and share wishes. A free car seat safety check will be offered as well. 9 a.m.-noon July 25, Lily’s, Levis Commons, 2110 Levis Commons Blvd. (419) 931-5611 or www.lilysatlevis.com.
Weekend Pet Adoptions: Find a dog or cat to join your home at these events.
> Planned Pethood: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25, The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. (419) 473-3232.
> Maumee Valley Save-a-Pet: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26, The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. (419) 473-3232.
Expressions & Explorations: Teens have a chance to win in these weekly contests at Holland Branch Library. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 259-5240.
> Express your cinematic side: Name the movies based on pictures of single scenes. July 25.
> Express your exploratory side: A scavenger hunt. July 27-Aug. 1.
Match games: Fifth-graders to high school seniors can participate in Birmingham Branch Library’s series of games, held during regular hours, and win prizes. Noon-9 Mondays-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
> What Sport Do They Sport: Match famous athletes with their activities. July 25.
> Basket of Fun: Earn chances to win a basket of goodies. July 27-Aug. 1.
Cre-activities: Heatherdowns Branch Library will offer teens the chance to express themselves with a variety of weeklong contests during regular hours, 1-5:30 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
> Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blanks of a MadLibs-style story. Through July 26.
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.
> Make Garden Sculptures, July 26, 28 and 30.
> Make Recyclable Art, Aug. 2, 4 and 6.
> Make a Sunny Day Print, Aug. 9, 11 and 13.
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. Aug. 2.
> Birds of a Feather: “Learn five simple steps to fill your backyard” with birds. July 26.
> Butterflies in Your Backyard: Learn to recognize these captivating creatures, then take a walk to observe even more. Aug. 9.
A Creative Bottle: Find the message or anything else hidden in a bottle to win. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 25 South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Explore the Crafts: Potter. Cooper. Smith. More than last names, these are skills necessary to life in past years. Visitors can see demonstrations and perhaps try weaving, woodworking, spinning and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755.
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. July 25, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Corey Road parking lot. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Bring Out Your Inner Astronaut: Mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing with a “space-age schedule of astronaut and spacewalk games, solar system crafts and trivia, and other out-of-this-world activities.” 2 p.m. July 25, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side). (419) 474-3704.
Play Weekend: The toymaker brings its giant play space to the zoo for kids 5 and younger. They can try new toys and meet costumed characters, including Dora the Explorer, whom they have a chance to picnic with. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-26, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. Dine With Dora: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. July 26, $16-$20.25; reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092.
Drums Along the Maumee: Fife and drum corps from across the country will play military music “with authentic wooden fifes and rope-tension drums.” The music will start at 10, with massed ensembles at 4. Also, there will be demonstrations of weapons and camp life circa 1812 and hands-on kids’ activities. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-26, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $5-$9. (419) 874-4121 or (800) 283-8916.
Run from the Sun: This event will benefit the Victory Center’s early detection, education, patient outreach and advocacy services regarding melanoma. Free skin-cancer screenings will be held 9-noon July 25 at Dermatology Associates, 12780 Roachton Road, Perrysburg; registration, (419) 872-0777. A 5K run/walk will take place at 8 a.m. July 26, Ottawa Park, 2625 Kenwood Blvd. $20. (419) 531-7600, www.thevictorycenter.org or www.active.com.
ADA Day: Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act at this annual information fair from the Ability Center of Greater Toledo that aims to “educate the public about goods and services available to people with disabilities.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721.
Treasure Hunt: Teens can find clues throughout the branch to the locations of hidden treasures and perhaps a big prize. 2-3 p.m. July 27, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
We All Scream for Ice Cream: End the summer reading club with a cool treat; visitors are asked to bring their favorite toppings to share. 2 p.m. July 27, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Bee Bop to Hip Hop: “From Miles Davis to the Fugees, music has always had a poetic beat.” Hear and learn about these modern storytellers. 6:30-8 p.m. July 27, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283.
A Place to Call Home: Children 8 and older, with accompanying adults, will meet “animal ambassadors and learn about the astonishing places animals make their homes” in cities. Participants also will make squirrel nest boxes to take home or donate to presenter Nature’s Nursery. 10-11:30 a.m. July 27, Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 N. Reynolds Road. $20. (419) 877-0060.
Creative Authors: Know your authors? Teens could win if they can prove they do. Noon-9 July 27-28 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Creative Dead Guys: Match the dearly departed men with their creative works. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 27-30 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 31-Aug.1, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
Backpack Giveaway: Kids in fifth grade and younger can earn chances to win this contest. Noon-9 July 27-28 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 27-Aug. 1, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Clownin’ Around: Balloon animals, stories, silliness and, of course, clowns will abound. 1-2 p.m. July 28, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Volunteen Voices Present: Local teens will present a story for kids in fifth grade and younger in this videoconference event. 2 p.m. July 28, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St., (419) 259-5280; and Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St., (419) 259-5207.
Game Day: Kids 11 and younger can play group games with peers. 3-4 p.m. July 28, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Magical Mayhem: Wizard Greg Leugers will have kids wondering if his tricks are magic … or science. 2 p.m. July 28, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Create Your Own Musical Instruments: Kids 11 and younger will use common household supplies to make instruments and play musical games. 10:30 a.m. July 28, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5290.
Dance Party: “Young ones can kick up their feet, clap their hands and do the bunny hop, hokey pokey, chicken dance and more.” 2-2:45 p.m. July 28, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
Summer reading club finale: Readers will find a mini-party in these bags 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 28, Erie Foods, 727 Galena St. (419) 259-5315.
All About Horses: Bonnie Cicora, owner of Post & Rail Stable, will show off her horse teach visitors about breeds and caring for these animals. 7-8 p.m. July 28, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
Potpourri of Nature: Participants will look to nature for inspiration with the help of Toledo Metroparks naturalists, who will bring some unusual items from their “touch table,” and create outdoor-themed cards, bookmarks and more. 2 p.m. July 28, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
Family Center Gallery Tours: These tours are coordinated with an art project to be completed in the center. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> July 28 and 30: Sculpture Garden Favorites.
Let’s Celebrate: An end-of-summer celebration and a sweet treats are in store. 2 p.m. July 29, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Painting Madness: Third- to fifth-graders who bring pre-washed T-shirts and fabric paint will make a project to take home. 2-3 p.m. July 29, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
In the End: Play corn hole, have some snacks and recap summer reading club highlights. 2-3 p.m. July 29, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
Harry Potter Jeopardy: Formulate questions to the answers about this teen wizard in celebration of his and J.K. Rowling’s birthdays. 2 p.m. July 29, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Magic classes: Workshops conducted by David Sieja, Toledo Society of Magicians, will conclude with a performance. 7 p.m. July 29, lower level meeting rooms A and B, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
The Wonderfully Strange World of David Kaplan: A one-man variety show with a dazzling blend of juggling, magic, music and more.
> 1:30 p.m. July 29, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> 3:30 p.m. July 29, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
> 7 p.m. July 29, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Register: (419) 259-5360.
> 4-4:45 p.m. July 30, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
> 10:30 a.m. July 30, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240.
> 7-8 p.m. July 30, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Register: (419) 878-3055.
> 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 30, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5295.
“Jack in the Sky Place”: Joyce Davis will use her puppets to tell the story of a farmer with animals that mysteriously disappear and his quest to reclaim them.
> 3-4 p.m. July 29, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Registration: (419) 259-5280.
> 3-4 p.m. July 31, Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse. (419) 259-5315.
LEGO Contests & Championship: A number of branches will hold preliminary contests; the winners in grades three-five will face off in a 30-minute “things that take you places” challenge.
> 2-3 p.m. July 29, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
> Championship: 10 a.m. Aug. 1, Huntington Meeting Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Discover Wildlife in Your World: Participants 6 and older, with adult accompaniment, will meet some wild friends, learn how to recognize and attract similar wildlife and make homemade suet and bird feeders to take home. 6:30-8 p.m. July 30, Nature’s Nursery, 7790 Schadel Road, Whitehouse. $15. (419) 877-0060.
Sand Art: Can’t make it to the beach? Get some sand with this project.
> 3 p.m. July 30, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
> 7 p.m. July 30, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
For Love of the Game: Players are invited to be part of a basketball team. 3-4 p.m. July 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
MySpace quiz: Kids 11 and older can test their knowledge for the chance to win prizes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Comedy Magic Revue: Kids are encouraged to make impressive “Pick Me!” signs for a chance to participate with magician Gordon Russ. 7 p.m. July 30, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.
Guitar Hero Play-Off: Readers can celebrate the end of the summer reading club by showing off their guitar skills. 2-3 p.m. July 30, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Digital Bookmobile: Readers, listeners and viewers can learn how to download audiobooks, music and video from their libraries during a visit to this “74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players.” Instructional videos will help intrigued visitors get the hang of things. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5381, www.digitalbookmobile.com or www.toledolibrary.org.
“To the Moon and Back”: This program “celebrates the Apollo missions to the Moon and looks at what the future holds for lunar exploration.” 8:30 p.m. July 31, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Smoke on the Water: Ribs for the Red Cross. Bibs? Check. Wet Naps? Check? Appetite? You better bring it when local and national vendors dish up some of the most mouth-watering ribs in the area. Presidents of the United States of America will perform Aug. 1; Chuck Wicks will sing Aug. 2. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 2, Promenade Park, Water Street. $3. (419) 329-2619 or www.ribs4redcross.com.
Into the Garden: Kids can learn about the manor house’s formal garden and the female landscape architect who created it. Visitors also will decorate flower pots to take home. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 1, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Lil’ Timbers Kids Klub: Activities, crafts and games are planned. 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and Sept. 5, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. Detailed locations to be posted at www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale: Fans and collectors can peruse antiques, accessories, supplies, books and patterns. Workshops, lectures and activities are planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50; doll show only, $7. (800) 590-9755.
Fun Time: A carnival will be held to conclude the summer reading club. 7 p.m. Aug. 3, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 5, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. 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. 9-10 p.m. Aug. 5, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Aesop’s Fables: Madcap Puppets will re-create the stories of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Hare and the Tortoise.” 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
“Once Upon a Clock”: Two kids attempt to unlock the secrets of their uncle’s mysterious clock shop. A Madcap Puppets presentation.
> 10-11 a.m. Aug. 6, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
> 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Adopt-an-Acre tours: Potential volunteers are invited on a tour of adopted areas to see what’s being accomplished in restoring and maintaining healthy wildlife habitats. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 15, Mallard Lake, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Rib Off: Mouthwatering ribs mix with live entertainment. 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 7, 300 block of Main Street, downtown Findlay. $2-$5. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
“The Dawn of Astronomy”: This program looks at early man’s achievement in “measuring the length of the year and predicting how the sun and the moon move in the sky.” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
First Fridays: Music, carriage rides and art exhibits will enliven downtown Perrysburg. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 and Sept. 4, Louisiana Avenue. (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Wee Workshop: Rivers and Rocks. Children 3-5 and their adult companions will explore the stones to find creatures living in the Maumee River. Water shoes recommended. 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Farnsworth Metropark, Roche de Bout parking lot, 8505 S. River Road (Route 24), Waterville. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Drawing Together: Parents and their kids can investigate the prints and drawings in the galleries and discover how to create their own works of art at this family camp. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 8, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. $25 for parent-child pairs; additional children are $5. Reservations: (419) 254-5080.
Mutt Strut: Walkers, with and without pooches (those without accompaniment may “borrow” a shelter dog), will raise money for the Wood County Humane Society’s shelter. Raffles, games and contests will include a beauty “pawgeant.” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. (419) 378-1178 or www.WoodCountyHumaneSociety.com.
Parking Lot Party: Admission, benefiting the Danberry Treasure Chest that helps local families during the illness of a child, includes lunch. Music and games for adults and children are planned. 4-10 p.m. Aug. 8, Danberry Realtors, 7010 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. $5. (734) 847-6702.
Ohio Revolutionary War Encampment: Learn what life was like for soldiers, civilians, Native Americans in the 18th century. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Tallgrass Prairie Tour: “The Wondrous Variety of Our Oak Openings.” A naturalist will discuss exhibited photographs, then lead a walk to see the real thing. 2-4 p.m. Aug. 9, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Nature’s Nursery open house: Get to know this nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education organization and its home, the Blue Creek
Conservation Area. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 9, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. (419) 877-0060 or www.natures-nursery.org.
Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars: Discover how to recognize the captivating creatures that visit our backyards, learn how to invite them and take a walk to observe more. 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Saturday matinees: Locke Branch Library will screen movies on its big screen. Noon July 25, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Summer Classic Film Series: Favorite movies from every genre are brought back to the big screen. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-2538.
> “The 400 Blows”: 1:30 p.m. July 26 and 5 and 7 p.m. July 28.
> “The Searchers”: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4.
> “The Godfather”: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11.
Movie on the Lawn: “Kung Fu Panda.” Visitors can bring blankets and lawn chairs @@ don’t forget the bug spray @@ for a flick. Refreshments will be provided. 9 p.m. July 27, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Double Crossbones,” July 27.
> “Esther and the King,” Aug. 3.
> “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” Aug. 10.
“Wall-E”: After decades alone, a trash-collecting robot finds love after another robot is sent to see if Earth is safe again for human life. 2-3:45 p.m. July 27, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon.
“The Barber of Seville”: An encore of the Metropolitan Opera’s simulcast about a bold barber; in Italian with English subtitles. 7 p.m. July 29, Maumee 18 Cinema De Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 891-5039.
“Camp Rock”: Talented teens rule this summer camp, and a Cinderella-esque girl must work in the kitchen to attend. Will the pop prince discover the girl behind the voice that’s enchanted him? 2 p.m. July 29, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. (419) 666-0924.
Attack of the B Movies: The “best of the worst horror movies ever made” will be shown in a double-feature series. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27, Maumee 18 Cinema De Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $5. (419) 891-5039.
> “Teenagers From Outer Space,” “Robot Monster,” July 30.
> “The Giant Gila Monster,” “The Wasp Woman,” Aug. 6.
“Kung Fu Panda”: Po’s dreams of becoming a martial arts master are put to the test when he is chosen to study alongside his idols. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
“The Magic Flute”: “Enter a magical world of dancing bears, giant birds and colorful adventure” in this abridged Mozart masterpiece. Sung in English, the production is an encore of the Metropolitan Opera simulcast performance. 7 p.m. Aug. 5, Maumee 18 Cinema De Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 891-5039.
“DCI 2009: Big, Loud & Live.” World-class percussionists will perform during the simulcast Drum Corps International World Championship Quarterfinals. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Maumee 18: Cinema De Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $18. (419) 891-5039.
“Topper Returns”: This classic from 1941 features a ghost trying to find a living killer. 4:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $5. (419) 897-8902.
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.
> Freak Ender: July 25 and Aug. 8.
> Brian Bocian: July 30.
> Boffo: July 31.
> Kentucky Chrome: Aug. 1.
> Jeff Stewart: Aug. 6.
> Empire Drift: Aug. 7.
Bronze Boar: Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
> Gin Bunny: July 25.
> Joe Wood Band: July 30.
> Deuces Wild: July 31.
> See Alice: Aug. 1.
> Swamp Kings: Aug. 7.
> Dave Carpenter, Jaeglers: Aug. 8.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Big Blues Bob: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1, $2.
> John Lee Hooker Jr.: 9 p.m. Aug. 6, $10.
> Curtis Jr. and Midnight Rockers with Bobby G.: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 7, $2.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 8, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Prty Ppl, Radio Broadcast: 9 p.m. July 25, $5-$7.
> Dusty Rhodes & the River Band, the Bleu Ox: 9 p.m. July 28, $8-$10.
> Bobaflex, Dogs Divine, Eloise, RazorKasket, Insignificant Self, Vocal Response Unit: 7 p.m. July 29, $10-$12.
> Vital Remains, Fierce Allegiance: 8 p.m. July 30, $10-$12.
> Anal C*nt, Easy Action, F*ck the Facts, Strong Intentions, 7 Feet Under, Infernal Names: 7 p.m. July 31, $10-$12.
> North, Adai: 9 p.m. Aug. 1, $5-$7.
> Katsumoto, Tonight Is Glory, the City Circles, Take December, the Sonic Dream, Last Stand of Faith: 5 p.m. Aug. 2, $8-$10.
> Dungen: 9 p.m. Aug. 6, $13-$15.
> The Red Scare, Unsinkable Molly Brown, the Fight Within, Come On, Frank & Earnest: 9 p.m. Aug. 7, $5-$7.
> Homeward Bound, Adams Dagger, Smash Divisions: 9 p.m. Aug. 8, $5-$7.
> Civet, Larry Love & the Revolvers, Ten Bars North: 9 p.m. Aug. 9, $8-$10.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Acacia Strain, Evergreen Terrace, Cruel Hand, Unholy, In the Hands of a Nihilist, Arson Our Savior: 6 p.m. July 26, $12-$14.
> Artery Foundation, Emarose, Our Last Night, I See Stars, In Fear and Faith, Burden of a Day, Broadway, Sound of Glory, Goodbye Blue Skies: 6 p.m. July 28, $12-$15.
> Indoor Bike Nights: 6 p.m. July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
> Sick Puppies, Hurt, the Veer Union, Tunnels to Holland: 7 p.m. July 30, $14-$17.
> Saturnine Hello, Sex Slaves: 9 p.m. July 31, $5-$7.
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.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: July 25.
> Toledo School for the Arts ensemble: 6 p.m. July 28, Aug. 4, 11.
> Quartet Bernadette: 6 p.m. July 29.
> Quick Trio: July 30.
> Elixir/Acoustic Beatles Night: 9 p.m. July 31.
> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: Aug. 1.
> Chris Knopp: Aug. 7.
> Eric Brazier & the Truth: Aug. 8.
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.
> Boogie Matrix: July 25.
> Mouths of Dogs: July 29, 31.
> Juffage, the Falling Spikes: July 30.
> The Hard Lessons: Aug. 1.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Ben Jansson: 9 p.m. July 25, $6.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. July 27-28, $4.
> Anna Givens: 9 p.m. July 31, $6.
> Ramona Collins: 9 p.m. Aug. 1, $6.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Frostbite Blues Band: July 25.
> Dooley Wilson & John Roundcity: July 31.
> Jeff Stewart & the 25s: Aug. 7.
Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: The tavern/restaurant devoted to jazz and ragtime has reopened in a new location and rededicated itself to music and fun. 301 River Road, Maumee. (419) 389-0956.
> Gene Parker & the Jazz Trio: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
> Ragtime Rick & Wes Linenkugel: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Thursdays.
> The Cake Walkin’ Jass Band: 8:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays.
> Ragtime Rick & Banjo Betsy: 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays.
Music in the Park: This summer concert series brings melodies to park-goers. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 7, Commodore Square, Louisiana and Indiana streets, Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
Jazz in the Garden: The joint (and the junipers) will jump with the sounds of area bebop, smooth and ragtime jazz musicians. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $6-$7. (419) 241-5299 or (419) 536-5566.
Lunch at Levis Square concert series: Eat to the beat while taking in free lunchtime entertainment. Noon-1:30 Thursdays through Aug. 27, Levis Square, Madison Avenue and North St. Clair Street. (419) 249-5494.
Music Under the Stars: Free, themed performances featuring the Toledo Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre, 2700 Broadway. (419) 241-1272.
RATT: Spinning ’round and ’round at the thought of this ‘80s metal band appearing locally? It gets better: They’ll be joined by Lethal and Neon Black. 5:30 p.m. July 25, Toledo Harley Davidson parking lot, 7960 W. Central Ave. $15. (419) 843-7892.
The Night Owls: This 10-piece orchestra performs dance music of the 1920s @@ fox trots, waltzes and standards. 7:30 p.m. July 25, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Mount Ararat Baptist Church Gospel Festival: This fair will include an outdoor gospel concert featuring local choirs, groups and musicians, plus vendors, health screenings, and a clothing giveaway. There will be an arts-and-crafts table, inflatable bouncer and a “gospel magic show” by Matilda the Clown. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25, 918 Colburn St. (419) 472-8747 or www.toledoararat.com.
Summer concert series: Music lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family for live tunes. 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 29, Lake District amphitheater, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
> July 25: Kyle White.
> Aug. 1: Johnny Rocker & the Hitmen.
> Aug. 8: The Viceroys.
Concert on the Lawn: Whiskey Before Breakfast. This bluegrass band will be accompanied by folk art and projects for kids. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. July 26, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Courtyard Concerts: Beats are paired with eats for this music series: each day’s music features food from a specific eatery. 1:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 4, Latham Courtyard, South Main and East Sandusky streets, Findlay.
> Pantasia/Bistro on Main: July 28.
> Tim Oehlers/Joey Fratello’s Pizzeria: Aug. 4.
One SeaGate Summer Concert Series: Music to lunch by. 1:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 25, 1 SeaGate courtyard; inside park level if raining. (419) 243-2000.
> Kerry Clark: July 28.
> Scott Potter Band: Aug. 4.
> GrooveMaster: Aug. 11.
Brown Bag Concert: Quick Trio. “Grab a blanket or lawn chair, your favorite co-workers” and munchies for free lunchtime tunes by this jazz group. 12:15-1:15 p.m. July 29, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library north lawn, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Noon’s noshes get better with serenades from local musicians. Noon-1:30 July 29, Woodland Park, 429 E. Boundary St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
Bluegrass concert: Local musicians will bring the sounds of the South to life. 5-10 p.m. July 30, Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 W. Alexis Road. (419) 471-0587.
Noon Tunes: Al fresco outdoor concerts; picnics are welcome. Noon-1 July 31, Wildwood Preserve Metropark gazebo, in front of the Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
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., Peristyle Terrace, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> July 31: Kentucky Chrome (rockabilly).
> Aug. 7: The Potential (eclectic acoustic).
Centennial Terrace concerts: This venue provides unique acoustics (it might be because of the nearby quarry). 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-1500.
> Johnny Knorr Orchestra: Music of Glenn Miller, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 25; Music of the World War II Era: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 8. $10. (419) 690-0500 or www. johnnyknorr.com.
> Up for Grabs: 8p.m.-midnight July 31, $7.
> Eddie & the Edsels: 7:30-midnight Aug. 1, $10. (440) 285-1705.
> Alice Cooper: 7 p.m. Aug. 2, $30-$55. (419) 474-1333.
The Flecks: This well-known local band will take the stage. 9 p.m. Aug. 1, Wesley’s Bar & Grill, 1201 Adams St. (419) 255-3333.
Rock Ready Remedy: Mobile Deathcamp and eight other local acts will perform. This event, which will benefit Make-A-Wish, also will feature a poker run and bike and tattoo competitions. 1 p.m.-midnight Aug. 1, Travelers Motorcycle Club, 8950 Dorr St. $5-$7. (419) 865-6327 or travelersmctoledo.com.
Gran Baile dance: Emperador Latino will play cumbia, rock, duranguense, banda and reggaeton. 8 p.m. Aug. 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1148, 719 S. Main St., Bowling Green. $10. (419) (419) 9031 or midwestmusica.com.
Ottawa Park Summer Concerts: Families can bring lawnchairs or blankets to sit on the for a musical evening. 6-8 p.m., amphitheatre, Kenwood Boulevard, across from The Toledo Hospital and behind the Police Sub-Station. (419) 936-2700.
> Night Session Orchestra: Aug. 1.
> East River Drive: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8.
> Groovemaster: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14.
John Legend: A modern soul singer and Ohio native, Legend has worked with a variety of music notables, including Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and D’Angelo; with India Arie. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Toledo Zoo amphitheater, 2700 Broadway. $40.50-$70.50. (419) 474-1333 or (419) 385-4040.
Sunset Serenades: “Extra Shout.” Take in sweet sounds as the sun sets over Lake Olander. 7 p.m.-dusk Aug. 5, Nederhouser Community Hall deck, Olander Park, 6930 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 a car; or park at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. (419) 882-8313.
Verandah Concerts: Ottawa County Bluegrass Band. The presidential porch of Rutherford B. Hayes becomes the stage for free outdoor concerts. 6:45-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
> Aug. 19, North Coast Big Band.
Music by the River: Blankets and chairs will dot the library’s lawn for this concert series featuring the Maumee Community Band. 7 p.m. Aug. 11 (Aug. 18 if rain), Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Tigertown 5000 Road Race: A 5K race with giveaways. 7-11 a.m. July 25, Liberty Center High School, 103 W. Young St., Liberty Center. $12-$15. (419) 533-5838.
“Baseball and Our Presidents”: Mel Marmer, “a retired Cincinnati attorney and lifetime baseball fan, shares the results of his research” into the connection between our national pastime and head of state. Afterward, the Spiegel Grove Squires will play an 1860s-style game. 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 26, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 254-2787, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Mitchell-Jackson Youth Basketball Camp: Todd Mitchell and Jim Jackson will host their annual camp for area youth entering grades five through 12. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27-30, Student Health and Activities Center, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $75. (419) 720-5252.
Ohio Amputee Center Walking and Running Clinic: This clinic is designed to enhance the control of prostheses and will feature an array of stretching and exercise activities. 4-6 p.m. July 28, Student Health and Activities Center, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (419) 872-7336.
Audubon Island Canoe Excursion: Make the most of a rare opportunity to visit an island nature preserve. A leisurely evening on the river should provide some great wildlife viewing; binoculars are welcome. 6:30-8 p.m. July 30, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $10. Call for restrictions and reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Detroit Pistons Youth Basketball Training Camp Tour: Kids in grades one-11 can learn fundamentals from ball handling to teamwork. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1, Student Health and Activities Center, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $99. Registration: (248) 377-8653 or www.nba.com/pistons/youthcamp. Information: (567) 661-7973; (800) 466-9367, ext. 7973; or www.owens.edu.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $12-$14. (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Dwayne Gill: 8 and 10 p.m. July 25.
> Kevin Zeoli: 8 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1 and 10 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1.
> Howard G: 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 7-8.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $12-$14, unless noted otherwise. (419) 931-3474.
> D.L. Hughley: 9:30 and 11:45 p.m. July 25; and 7:30 p.m. July 26. $25.
> Bobcat Goldthwait: 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 31; and 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 1. $20.
> Arnez J: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 7; 7, 9:30 and 11:45 p.m. Aug. 8; and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. $25.
“The Full Monty”: Six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers take their talents to the stage for a Chippendales-style show. 8 p.m. July 25 and 30 and Aug. 1; and 2:30 p.m. July 26, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $25-$30. (419) 243-9277.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Travel back to ancient Egypt for this Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the biblical story of brotherly jealousy. 7:30 p.m. July 31, Aug. 1, 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Aug. 2, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $5-$9. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“City of Angels”: A spoof of 1940s film noir and hard-boiled Hollywood, with enough dames, thugs and gunshots to keep the audience guessing. 8 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8 and 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $16-$28. (517) 264-7469.
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.
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum: Board the Bluebird for a trip through time on the Nickel-Plate Railroad. 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and holidays and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays through August, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 878-2177 or www.tlew.org.
Train rides: Visitors can hop a ride on the rails, via a train with diesel engine 101, 5-8 p.m. Saturdays; or steam engine 901, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 6, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Pop’s Cruise-In: Auto enthusiasts are welcome to admire or enter this weekly car show. Prizes and music come standard. 6-8 p.m. Mondays, The Andersons, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood. Register at Rick’s Cafe in the parking lot. (419) 698-8400.
Monster truck show: 6 p.m. July 25, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $5-$20. (419) 727-1100.
Sunshine Benefit Car Show: A DJ will play oldies and there will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle of a rebuilt Ford 302 motor. Proceeds will benefit Sunshine Children’s Home. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee. $8 registration. (419) 837-6914.
Caboose Tours: The best part about the train? Arguably, the end. Take a peek inside on these tours. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights: Check out the tailfins and chrome while music from the ’50s and ’60s plays. Giveaways, a farmers market, antiques, ice cream and kettle corn are planned as well. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6, Main Street, Pemberville. (419) 287-3236 or (419) 287-3274.
Classic Car Show: More than 300 classic cars will converge in downtown Perrysburg, along with prizes, food and entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8, Louisiana Avenue. (419) 873-7653.
Classic Car Show: Autos of yesteryear will be on display to the music of Cruisin Zeake and his oldies machine. 3-8 p.m. Aug. 8, Main Street, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
AAA Classic Car and Truck Show: More than 200 classic vehicles will be parked for spectators to drool over. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9, AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave. (419) 843-1200; participate: (419) 843-1287 or www.AAA.com.