Events Calendar Aug. 30, 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.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 177 years. Upcoming events include Salsa Fest, Aug. 29; and canning classes, Sept. 12. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 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. Sept. 3, 17 and 24, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3, 17 and 24, 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.
> Fireworks Cruises: See the pyrotechnics above and reflected in the water. Snacks provided. 6 p.m. Labor Day weekend; $40.
> Lighthouse Cruises: A five-hour trip past the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge and the port, out into Lake Erie to see Toledo’s Harbor Lighthouse and the remains of the historic Turtle Island Lighthouse. Picnics welcome. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13; $15-$35.
> Art Tatum Cruise: This float down the Maumee will raise funds for the jazz master’s 100th birthday celebration in October. 4-6 p.m. Aug. 30; $20.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred drives indicate appointments are preferred. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 30, CrossRoads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Road, Ottawa Lake.
> 1-6 p.m. Aug. 31, Grace Church, 3700 Dorr St.
> Noon-5 Sept. 2, Marblehead Veterans of Foreign Wars, 421 W. Main St., Marblehead.
> 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4, Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5845 Elmer Dr.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.
> 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9, BGSU Student Union, Ridge Street, Bowling Green.
> 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee.
> 1-7 p.m. Sept. 10, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, Grand Rapids.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12, Catawba Island Hall, 3307 N.W. Catawba Road, Port Clinton.
> 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5950 Heatherdowns Blvd.
> Noon-6 Sept. 15, Bradner American Legion, 209 W. Crocker St., Bradner.
> Noon-6 Sept. 15, Swanton American Legion, 200 S. Hallet Ave., Swanton.
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.
> Living High in the Warehouse District: Sept. 3, Washington and South St. Clair streets.
> Extreme Makeover @@ the Casey-Pomeroy House: Sept. 10, 802 N. Huron St.
Party @ the Park: Exit Reality. Live music will be featured. Track opens at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29; post time is 6 p.m. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd. $1-$2. (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.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, such as harp music by Karen Svanoe Westgate. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 2, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $12-$20. Reservations required: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
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. Sept. 3, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $12. Reservations: (419) 862-3182.
Tea in the Solarium: Delicious sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Noon-3 Sept. 4, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 508 0951.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. Sept. 5 (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.
Victory Gardens for Today: Master gardeners will address variety of vegetable patch topics, such as harvesting, canning and seed collection. Your Rewards: 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 9, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Registration: (419) 578-6783 or (419) 536-2860.
Metroparks Seniors: Snakes Alive. Learn the “myths and mysteries” that surround these “misunderstood” reptiles. For those 60 and older. 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Ward Pavilion, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Seed Collecting: Volunteers can help replenish and learn about Oak Openings plants. 6-7 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey; and 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 19 and 26, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Eberly Center Brown Bag Seminars: A series of lunchtime conversations and presentations about topics of interest to women and others. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 10 at UT’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Tucker Hall Room 180, off Campus Road. (419) 530-8570.
> “Women and the U.S. Supreme Court” by Rebecca Zietlow, UT professor in the College of Law, Sept 10.
Senior Discovery Days: Zoo fans 60 and older can park, get coffee and a treat free on weekdays in September and October (even free admission on Tuesdays). Other discounts and activities are available, too. Senior admission is $8 regularly. Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
> WPA-era buildings tour (museum of science and amphitheater), 11 a.m. Sept. 1 from the main plaza.
> Movie, “Something Sing About,” 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8, indoor theater.
> Bingo, Sept. 15, African Lodge.
Survivor Breakfast: Breast cancer fighters are invited to dine and reflect on their battles. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12, The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle. (419) 724-2873.
Try It on for the Cure: This event brings new meaning to retail therapy. Enter the dressing rooms and Coldwater Creek will make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Sept. 13, Westfield Franklin Park and Levis Commons locations. (419) 724-2873.
Tropical Orchid Seminar: Roberts Flower Supply will instruct visitors how to grow and care for these stark, beautiful plants. 11 a.m. Sept. 15, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $12. Reservations: (419) 862-3182. www.schedel-gardens.org.
Epic Rocks Fashion: This demonstration of the latest from local designers and boutiques will help the Sight Center of Toledo. VIP party ($150), 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26; general admittance starts at 8. Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $25-$50. (419) 931-8888, www.shopleviscommons.com or epicrocksfashion.com.
Feast With the Beasts: A five-course dinner will be capped with a “unique animal encounter.” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $250. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2091. www.toledozoo.org.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 12, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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. Sept. 12, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Grandparents Day: Anyone who brings their grandkids will be admitted free. Special activities are planned, too. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Day of Honor: Military personnel, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians can get into the zoo for free with their professional identifications or badges. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
“I Do” at the Zoo: From dresses and halls to photographers and printing, wedding professionals and businesses will present their offerings for potential brides and grooms. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 13, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $5-$7. (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
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.
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 or toledomuseum.org.
> “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.
> TMA Staff Creates: A demonstration of the talent among the museum’s volunteers and staff. Through Sept. 20, Community Gallery.
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.
> “Photography @@ The First 100 Years”: This historical survey of photographs from roughly the early 1840s to 1940 is taken from the DIA’s collection and includes well-known works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand. Sept. 2-Jan. 3.
Georgette’s art showcases: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
> Tim Tyree: This artist uses everyday items to create abstract art; through Aug. 31.
> Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio staff exhibit: Art by employees of this organization, which helps support people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, will be on display and for sale in September.
“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.
“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.
Dr. Michael Basista: This Ohio photographer will exhibit his digital works. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 Sundays through Sept. 14, Trellis Gallery, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $6-$10. (419) 862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
“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 through Nov. 1; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9757.
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 through Nov. 1; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9757.
“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 through Nov. 1; National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9757.
“White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large.” Bo may be the latest, but there’s a long history of pets both mundane and exotic in the presidential manor. Along with “White House Horses” exhibit. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Jan. 10, Hayes Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737, www.rbhayes.org.
“Light and Mass”: Works by UT department of art faculty based on the theme will be on display. At the reception (6-9 p.m. Sept. 4), two professors will combine molten metal and time-based media. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 30-Oct. 4, Center for the Visual Arts gallery, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
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. toledomuseum.org
> Hot glass flowers: 2 and 4 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5; and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Sept. 4.
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 or toledomuseum.org.
> Highlights of the Collection: 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 29.
> “Monkey Business”: Inside and Out. 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Aug. 30.
> Paolozzi Prints and Pop Art, 7 p.m. Sept. 4, 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 6.
Nature Shoot: Butterflies. “The Oak Openings summer meadows and prairies are alive with butterflies.” A naturalist will lead photographers to some of the winged ones’ favorite areas. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 3, Buehner Center parking lot, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463. $15. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
“Urban Cairn”: A “site-specific coil-built ceramic dome” to be created by UT students in the Center for Sculptural Studies (Oakwood Avenue and Collingwood Boulevard), as directed by Laurie Spencer through real and “virtual” visits. The work will be fired Oct. 13-21. Spencer will give a slide talk about her work at 7 p.m. Sept. 3, Center for the Visual Arts’ Haigh Auditorium, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
Baker O’Brien’s “Dog and Pony Show”: This guest artist will demonstrate hot sculpting of a dog and a pony at the furnace. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 11, TMA’s Glass Pavilion Hot Shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Allen County Fair: Gary Allen, Billy Currington and Randy Houser will be a little bit country (Aug. 22; $31-$35). In addition, wood carvers, animal acts and a petting zoo will be on hand. 9 a.m. through Aug. 29, 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima. $6. (419) 228-7141 or www.allencountyfair.org.
Defiance County Fair: Todd Berry will take the stage with Brandi Lynn Howard on Aug. 22. Other grandstand events include an antique tractor pull, combine demolition derby and harness racing. Corn hole and horseshoe fans also have a chance to strut their stuff. Most midway entertainment starts at noon through Aug. 29, Defiance County Fairgrounds, 530 S. Main St., Hicksville. $3-$5. (419) 542-7575 or www.defiancefair.com.
Sandusky County Fair: Country star Joe Nichols will perform Aug. 29; $25-$30. Other grandstand events include demolition derby Aug. 30; $12. Through Aug. 30, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. $7. (419) 332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Michigan State Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. through Sept. 7, Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, Detroit. $5-$10; $7 parking. (313) 369-8250 or www.michigan.gov/mistatefair.
German-American Festival: The region’s oldest ethnic festival will feature non-stop music and entertainment, a stone-throwing contest, traditional foods, children’s Hummel look-alike contest, rides and a Volkswagen raffle. 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and noon-8 Aug. 30, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. $7. (419) 691-4116, (419) 691-6460 or www.gafsociety.org.
Monarch Butterfly Festival: Festivities include butterfly crafts, games, an informal slide show and butterfly tagging demonstration as hundreds are released for their migration to Mexico. Noon Aug. 30, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. $3 craft wristband. (419) 836-9117.
Hancock County Fair: Who will get the gold in the Ag Olympics? Harness racing, the “Jungle Island Zoo” and the Flag City Music Festival are planned, too. 8 a.m. Sept. 2-7, Old Mill Stream Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay. $7. (419) 429-7344 or www.hancockfairgrounds.com.
Van Wert County Fair: Edgar Winter and Hunter Brucks (Sept. 5, $15-$25) and David Phelps (Sept. 6; $15-$30) will perform. Additionally, truck and tractor pulls and the most-likely-unique-to-county-fairs text-messaging contest will take place. 9 a.m. Sept. 2-9, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert. $6. (419) 238-9270 or www.vanwertcountyfair.com.
St. Joseph Labor Day weekend festival: A chili cook-off, ribs and chicken will fill bellies; entertainment will include Empire Drift Sept. 4, Second Wind Sept. 5 and Exit 17 Sept. 6; and gambling, kids’ games, contests, rides and sport tournaments are planned, too. Sept 4, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4, noon Sept. 5 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2214 Manhattan St., Erie, Mich. (734) 848-6125 or www.stjosephchurcherie.catholicweb.com.
Fulton County Fair: Charlie Daniels and the Oak Ridge Boys (Sept. 7; $5-$22) and 38 Special (Sept. 6; $5-$20) will perform. Additional festivities include a combine demolition derby; horseracing; truck and tractor pulls; and a “rough truck challenge.” Gates open most days at 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 4-10, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 Route 108, Wauseon. $5. (419) 335-7469 or www.fultoncountyfair.com.
YES Fest: Performers will include This Beautiful Republic, House of Heroes, Philmont, Keys 2 Eden, Xpendable and Ludlow Falls; Dan Foor of the Sons of Thunder strength team will make an appearance; and games and giveaways (including a Nintendo Wii) are set to keep the throngs engaged. Noon-7:30 Sept. 7, Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. $8. (419) 389-0893.
Hardin County Fair: Daredevils will enjoy the freestyle motorcross jump-off, demolition derby and truck and tractor pulls. Most everyone else will get their kicks from the pig races and Buffo, “the world’s strongest clown.” 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8-13, 14134 Fairground Road, Kenton. $6. (419) 675-2396 or www.hardincountyfair.org.
Imani Festival: The event kicks off with a night of jazz under the stars from area musicians. The following day will feature a walk to fight sickle cell anemia, a health fair and blood drive, gospel choirs, praise dancers, clowns, rides, arts and crafts, vendors and food. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12, City of Zion, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 701 Vance St. (419) 246-1850 or www.cozmtzionchurch.org.
Black Swamp Art Festival: This 17th annual event will feature visual and performing artists, activities for kids and adults, food and more. 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, downtown Bowling Green. www.blackswamparts.org.
Greek-American Festival: If it’s all Greek to you, you’ll love this festival, dedicated to island nation’s Orthodox faith, culture and food. Noon-midnight Sept. 11-12 and noon-8 Sept. 13, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St. $1-$3. (419) 243-9189 or www.toledogreekfest.com.
Black Swamp Arts Festival: Creators from across the country will display their work in this juried art fair that stretches along Bowling Green’s Main Street. Music and food are side dishes to this festival. 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, Main Street, Bowling Green. (419) 354-2723 or www.blackswamparts.org.
Clinton County Corn Festival: Local corporations will compete in “a hog calling contest, the outhouse race, an outrageous obstacle course” and more for the title of king kernel in the Corn Olympics. Antique power equipment will be on display apple butter will be available for sampling and quilters will demonstrate their craft. Also planned are a petting corral, antique car show and live entertainment. Noon-11 Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 W. Main St., Wilmington. (877) 428-4748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazzin’ in Tiffin: Local jazz groups will begin the day, followed by some of the best musicians in the nation. The city’s art guild also will showcase their skills. Noon-9 Sept. 12, Rotary Park, Frost Parkway, Tiffin. (419) 447-5866.
Grub ’n’ Suds Motorcycle Festival: Motors will be running for this 11th annual event, which features a poker run, bands, bike games and contests. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Depot Park, Elmore. (419) 862-3552.
Williams County Fair: Perhaps the best part of this fair will be the youth night events, including a pullet pursuit, pig scramble, calf catch and “mutton buckin’.” If those aren’t your style, the usual combine and car demolition derbies and truck pulls are also planned, as well as a performance by Phil Dirt & the Dozers. 9 a.m. Sept. 12-19, 619 E. Main St., Montpelier. $6. (419) 485-3755.
Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival: More than 300 juried artisans will display their wares, and entertainers will take the stage, too. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $2. (419) 824-3961 or (419) 882-2135.
Wyandot County Fair: Sept. 15-20, 10171 Route 53N, Upper Sandusky. $6. (419) 294-4320.
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; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. weekends September-October, 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. (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.
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.
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.
> Create a Seascape With Mermaids and Sea Creatures, Aug. 30, Sept. 1 and 3.
> Prints of Pop II, Sept. 6, 8 and 10.
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.
> Summer Celebration: Find the park’s best places by hitting the trails. Aug. 30.
> Estate tours: Explore the horse stables, pool cabanas and limousine garage at the former Stranahan estate. Until 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.
> Seeds a-Poppin’: We take a car or a bike; seeds have other means of travel. Discover those ways, and look for seeds on a nature walk. Sept. 13.
Weekend Pet Adoptions: Find a dog or cat to join your home at these events.
> Maumee Valley Save-a-Pet: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29, The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. (419) 473-3232.
> 4 Paws Sake: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
> Northcoast Greyhound: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5, The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. (419) 473-3232.
> Animal House Rescue: noon-3 Sept. 5, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
> Maumee Valley Save-a-Pet: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
Wade the Rapids: Visitors will get “wet while investigating the riverbed to discover the amazing world of gill-breathing creatures.” 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 29, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $5. Reservations and details: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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. Aug. 29, Side Cut Metropark, riverview area, 1025 River Road, Maumee. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Northwest Ohio AIDS Walk: Proceeds will benefit AIDS Resource Center Ohio, which provides prevention and education programs, testing, counseling and support. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29, International Park, 2 Main St. (419) 241-9444, ext. 407, or arcohio.dojiggy.com.
Saturday chess: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn some advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Giant Minis Garage Sale: Devotees of all things pint-sized can find pieces and parts to complete their wee worlds at this Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29, parking lot north of Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 N. Main St., Sylvania. (734) 665-2781.
Gran Baile dance: Tormenta del Bajio will perform, and Emperador Latino will play cumbia, rock, duranguense, banda and reggaeton. 8 p.m. Aug. 29, Butler American Legion Post 511, 323 S. Todd St., McComb. $15. (419) 9031 or midwestmusica.com.
Frontier Skills Weekend: Visitors can see these once-common skills that are becoming lost arts and learn about the “supply” side of military and frontier life. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. August 29-30, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $5-$9. (419) 874-4121 or (800) 283-8916.
The Good Old Days: A Libbey Picnic. This old-fashioned meal al fresco will celebrate the end of the (Art on the) Line project. Games, antique car show, a barbershop quartet, storyteller and silent auction are planned, too. 12:30-4 p.m. Aug. 30, TMA grounds, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Sandusky River Valley Doll Show & Sale: This 41st annual event includes a doll competition and appraisals. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30, Seneca County School of Opportunity, 780 E. County Road 20, Tiffin. (888) 736-3321.
Wood County Living History Day: Local residents portray 10 citizens interred in county cemeteries to promote the history of the county and preserve its heritage. 2 p.m. Aug. 30, Oak Grove Cemetery, BGSU campus. First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., in case of rain. (419) 352-0967.
Pearson 75th Anniversary: The park will celebrate its diamond anniversary with the dedication of Pearson North (2 p.m., Seaman Road entrance). An ice cream social, classic cars show and model boat exhibition will add to the festivities. 2-6 p.m. Aug. 30, Packer Hammersmith Center, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave. Oregon. (419) 691-3997 or (419) 407-9700.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 2, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Wellness and Health Series: Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease: Visitors can learn more about the No. 1 killer in the United States. 7-8 p.m. Sept. 2, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
“Ritter From Dusk to Dawn”: Learn what happens in the planetarium, following preschool students to postdoctoral fellows, to explain the nature of the universe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
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. Sept. 4, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
First Fridays: Music, carriage rides and art exhibits will enliven downtown Perrysburg. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Louisiana Avenue. (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Wee Workshop: On the Wings of a Monarch. Children 3-5 and their adult companions will discover this fluttery one’s life cycle and look for them. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, Metroparks Hall, 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. Sept. 5, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. Detailed locations to be posted at www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
A Maid’s Life: Kids can find out what it would have been like to work at the manor house for the Stranahans, complete with dress-up and chores. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 5, Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
“Journey Through the Solar System”: Peek at the sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets in this interactive tour. 1 p.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Tiffin Flea Market: “Recognized as one of Northwest Ohio’s premier flea markets,” wares will include glassware, collectibles, antiques, music items, books and produce. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5-6, Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. (419) 447-9613.
Butterfly House Corn Maze: This 16-acre maze will corn-found the most able navigator. 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays and noon-8 Sundays, Sept. 5-Oct. 31, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. $6-$8. (419) 877-2733 or www.whitehousecornmaze.com.
The Laurel Blair 100th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of this lithophane aficionado, an expert on the detailed porcelain “night lights.” A raffle, silent auction, birthday cake, lithophane tours and more are planned. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 6, The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. (419) 536-5588.
“Ceramics Illuminated”: An exhibition of ceramics that, when the lights go on, reveal incredible depth and detail. 1-4 p.m. weekends or by appointment, Sept. 6-Oct. 31, The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5588.
Home School Appreciation Weeks: Nontraditional students can take part in a unique education program. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 8-18, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $5-$8. Reservations: (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Garden Tea Party: The fall beauty of the Prudence Lamb Garden will be on display. 1 p.m. Sept. 9, Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $15. Reservations: (419) 893-9602.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum tea: “Over the Hill to the Poorhouse.” Ila Banbury will present this story of a widow’s journey to poverty. 2 p.m. Sept. 10, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Block Party: Free food and family fun, including music, games and fellowship. 4-6 p.m. Sept. 11, Hope Ministries of Toledo, 2214 Laskey Road. (419) 887-5886.
Side Walk Sale: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund will benefit from this event, featuring a dunk tank stocked with local celebrities, hot dogs, root beer floats and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11-13, Fresh Market parking lot, 3315 W. Central Ave.
Ice Cream Social: The Seaway Commanders Chorus will perform gospel music and more in barbershop harmony; ice cream and other refreshments will be available. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12, Three Meadows Park Pavilion, Three Meadows Dr., Perrysburg. (419) 704-2267 or www.harmonize.com/mvsc.
Downtown Temperance Day: This event highlights the small town’s business district with sales and bargains while providing children’s activities, entertainment and a car show. Area residents will host garage sales, and shuttle service will be available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12, Carr Park, Lewis Avenue north of Temperance Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-7965.
Walk With Sunshine: “Walk & Roll” on a 3-mile walk to benefit clients of Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, a nonprofit group that serves more than 1,000 people with developmental disabilities. Pets are welcome and lunch will be provided. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Wabash Cannonball Trail at Monclova Elementary School, 8035 Monclova Road, Monclova. $15. Registration: (419) 865-0251 or www.firstgiving.com/wws.
Playhouse Disney Live: Mickey’s looking for fun acts to join his stage show, so Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Tigger and more decide to audition. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $14-$40. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Towpath Trails and Tales: “Celebrate the canal era that shaped the prosperity of Ohio” with a trip in a mule-drawn canal boat, a visit to the mill, activities, crafts, demonstrations and stories. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 12, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids.
One-room school open house: “Experience an authentic 1890s one-room school,” where “schoolmarms dressed in period clothing will explain the methods of teaching” and visitors can “slide into the desks, work on slate boards and open a McGuffey reader to practice their spelling skills.” 1-4 p.m. Sept. 12, Oak Grove School, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s east entrance, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
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. Sept. 13, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. (419) 877-0060 or www.natures-nursery.org.
Celebrate Our Artisans: Traditional trades @@ spinning, pottery, glassblowing blacksmithing and more @@ will demonstrated. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 15-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
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.
> “Woodstock”: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 1.
> “Citizen Kane”: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 p.m. Sept. 8.
> “Psycho”: 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Yankee Buccaneer,” Aug. 31.
> “Life With Father,” Sept. 14.
Movie series: The flicks will be of more than the celluloid kind if you forget the bug spray @@ these films will be shown outdoors. Sundown Saturdays through Sept. 26, grass pad across from Red Robin Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
> “Finding Nemo,” Sept. 5.
> “American Grafitti,” Sept. 12.
“Bad Taste”: The first feature-length film by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, this movie follows government agents trying to “save the world from flesh-harvesting aliens.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, BGSU, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“Why We Fight”: This film explores Eisenhower’s warning about the rise of the military/industrial complex. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre. $3 donation requested. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm.
“Peeping Tom”: A mild-mannered cameraman slays young women to film their deaths. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, BGSU, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
Classic Movie Series: “Blackboard Jungle.” Glenn Ford stars in this 1955 tale about a new teacher in the harsh world of an inner city school. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 15, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
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.
> Nu Tones: Aug. 29.
> Jeff Stewart: Sept. 3.
> Ras Riddim: 9 p.m. Sept. 4.
> Resonant Soul: Sept. 5.
> Rick Whited: Sept. 10.
> Trailer Park Ninjas: Sept. 11.
> Celtic Cross: Sept. 12.
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.
> Deuces Wild: Aug. 29.
> Joe Wood Band: Sept. 3.
> Polka Floyd: Sept. 4.
> Slump Busters: Sept. 5.
> Joe Wood Band: Sept. 10.
> Gin Bunny: Sept. 11.
> Dave Carpenter/Jaeglers: Sept. 12.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 29, $2.
> Hepcat Revival: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 4, $2.
> Robert Vance: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
> Bruce Sims: 8 p.m. Sept. 6, $12.
> Curtis Jr. and Midnight Rockers with Bobby G.: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Romance on a Rocketship, Kill Paradise, Zenadare, May This Fall: 5 p.m. Aug. 29, $6-$8.
> A Million Engines in Neutral, the Silent Years, Wards of the Mayor: 9 p.m. Aug. 29, $5-$7.
> Knights of the Abyss, Suffokate, Blind Witness, This or the Apocalypse, Wretched: 6 p.m. Sept. 1, $10-$12.
> Premonitions of War, Legend, Bastards, Kansas City Shuffle, Eloise: 8 p.m. Sept. 4, $8-$10.
> Princeton, Ice Palace, Words After: 9 p.m. Sept. 5, $5-$7.
> Every Avenue, Freshman 15, Erickson, Vegas Under Fire: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, $10-$12.
> Joe Jack Talcum, the Amino Acids, Bassturd, Samuel Lock-Ward vs. Darren Brown: 8 p.m. Sept. 11, $6-$8.
> The World We Knew, I Declare War, Arson Our Savior, the Sonic Dream: 4 p.m. Sept. 12, $8-$10.
> Between the Trees, Farewell, Punchline, Action Item, Closure Rule, Two Flights Up, Side Project Radio: 4 p.m. Sept. 13, $10-$12.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Static-X: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, $13-$15.
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.
> Frostbite: Aug. 29.
> Broadway at Manhattan’s: 7 p.m. Sept. 1-3, $18.
> Anderson Reed: Sept. 4.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. Sept. 10.
> Brad McNett: Sept. 12.
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.
> Robert Rosencrantz’s Elvis tribute: Aug. 29.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Dan Faehnle: 9 and 11 p.m. Aug. 29.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, $4.
> Anna Givens: 9 p.m. Sept. 4, $6.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333.
> Battery Metallica tribute band: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Real Magicians: 10 p.m. Aug. 29.
> Soldier Side (System of a Down tribute): 8 p.m. Sept. 4.
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.
Summer concert series: Kyle White. Music lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family for live tunes. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29, Lake District amphitheater, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
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. Aug. 29. $10. (419) 690-0500 or www. johnnyknorr.com.
> Labor Day Tejano/Conjunto Explosion: Sept. 6; (419) 283-1495.
Barbershop Sing and Vintage Baseball Game: Two American originals come together. Great Black Swamp Frogs will take on Ohio Village Muffins using rules from the late 19th century and wearing period uniforms. Kids will be encouraged to try hitting the ball and running bases. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29; Alliance Chorus, 1 p.m., Founder’s Hall, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50; show only, $8.50. (800) 590-9755.
BGSU Concert Series: Andrew Pelletier, horn, will kick off this series featuring student and faculty musicians. 3 p.m. Aug. 30, TMA’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Flag City Music Festival: Billy Ray Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, Rick Pollard and BoomTown, Chris Burke from the ABC series “Life Goes On,” the Parks, the Heartbeat Boys will perform. The event will benefit Special Kids Therapy, which helps special health needs children and their families with financial assistance for therapies not covered by insurance. Sept. 4, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay. $40, plus $7 fair admission. (419) 672-8536 or www.fatbottomproductions.com.
Glass City Dixieland Band: Toes will be tapping with this band’s fast-paced jazz performance. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Toledo Symphony Chamber Series: Orchestra members will perform intimate works for smaller groups of musicians, such as Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-flat Major and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E Minor. 7 p.m. Sept. 13, The Toledo Club’s Centennial Room, 235 14th St. $28-$35. (419) 246-8000.
10th Annual Al Wagener Memorial Golf Classic: This annual fundraiser includes a luncheon and prizes for teams and skill challenges. Benefits Audubon Islands, a state nature preserve, part of Side Cut Metropark. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. Sept. 5, Riverby Hills Golf Club, 16571 W. River Road, Bowling Green. $75. Reservations: (419) 407-9727.
Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission Golf Outing: This four-person scramble, including gourmet hog roast, will raise funds for the mission. 7 a.m. Sept. 5, Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. $85 until Aug. 15; $95 thereafter. (419) 241-6579 or (419) 878-4653.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $12-$14. (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Kevin Evans: 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 29.
> Mark Knope: 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 8 and 10 p.m. Sept. 4-5.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $12-$14, unless noted otherwise. (419) 931-3474.
> John Witherspoon: 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, $25.
> Darren Carter: 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Sept. 5 and 7 p.m. Sept. 6.
“Rent”: This Tony-award winner follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village. 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and 3 p.m. Aug. 30, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $16-$28. (517) 264-7469.
Mike Epps: This actor and Def Comedy Jam veteran will demonstrate his stand-up skills, perhaps on his way to Indiana. 8 p.m. Sept. 5, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $35-$65. (419) 381-8851 or (419) 474-1333.
“Squabbles”: A man creates stress in his son-in-law’s home, and the situation escalates when the young husband’s mother has to move in with the group. 8 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26 and 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2740 Upton Ave. $12-$14. (419) 472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.
“Hats! The Musical”: Based on the Red Hat Society, devoted to women older than 50, this show promotes friendship and fun. 8 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 18-19 and 24-26 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $5-$22. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Find out exactly how far Howie Cheatum went to start his fast food Poi Boy empire in “Lethal Luau.” 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; and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and holidays, Sept. 5-Nov. 1, 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-Ins: Auto enthusiasts are welcome to admire or enter this weekly car show. Prizes and music come standard. 6-8 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 28, The Andersons, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood. Register at Rick’s Cafe in the parking lot. (419) 698-8400.
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. Sept. 3, Main Street, Pemberville. (419) 287-3236 or (419) 287-3274.
Classic Car Show: Autos of yesteryear will be on display to the music of Cruisin Zeake and his oldies machine. 3-8 p.m. Sept. 12, Main Street, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Tracks to the Past: Old-time exhibits, such as tractors, blacksmithing and milling, plus a small-scale steam train ride. 9 a.m.-dark Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1-$2; $1 train rides; all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m., $3-$5. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Old Car Festival: “America’s longest running antique car show” fills Greenfield Village with vehicles from the 1890s through 1932. The Benson Ford Research Center will hold an open house; further events include parades, presentations and lectures, games, demonstrations, kids’ activities, fireworks, concerts, revues and dancing. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 12 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
UAW/GM Park ’n’ Shine Car Show: With about 2,500 vehicles and 50,000 attendees, this automotive spectacle is one of the state’s largest free car shows. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson NASCAR vehicles will be showcased, and food, raffles and entertainment are planned. Funds raised will support Make-a-Wish, American Red Cross and March of Dimes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, Oscar Bunch UAW/GM Powertrain Park, 5444 Jackman Road. (419) 470-5018 or (419) 408-0962.