Events Calendar Oct. 18, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
HalloWeekends: Cedar Point celebrates its 13th year of haunted houses, outdoor and indoor shows, scares for kids and, of course, rides that could scare the pants off most intrepid park-goers. Monsters parade down the midway at 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays through Oct. 30; noon-midnight Saturdays through Oct. 31; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. $20-$45. (419) 627-2350 or www.cedarpoint.com.
Folklore Fridays at the Infirmary: Guided tours of the former infirmary, lunatic asylum and pauper’s cemetery are offered with a focus on the frightful. 7-8 p.m. in October, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $10. Reservations: (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Fall Festival: This autumn-focused site offers corn mazes (including one representing SpongeBob SquarePants), farm animal tours (weekends only), a 10-acre pumpkin patch and activities ranging from water balloon fights and corn cannons to train and pony rides. 4 p.m.-dark weekdays, 10 a.m.-dark weekends, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. $1-$15, based on activities. (419) 461-1298.
> The Haunted Tree Maze is open Saturdays in October only, with little-kid frights before dusk and darker thrills afterward, until 10.
> Pickin’ Pumpkins by the “Light of the Harvest Moon”: Get your gourds when the after the sun goes down. 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 17 and 24; flashlights and insect repellent recommended.
> Flashlight corn maze: BYOO (Bring your own Off … and flashlights) to try your nighttime navigational skills in this labyrinth. 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 24 and 31; flashlights and insect repellent recommended.
> Safe Halloween Nite Trick or Treating: Kids will get glowing necklaces and be challenged to find all the treat stations in one of the farm’s corn mazes. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, $4.
Hell’s Gate Haunted Attraction: Two houses, Hell’s Gate and Pitch Black, will be haunted for your frightening. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 23-25 and 30-31, 3025 Alexis Rd. (old Foodtown). $10. (661) 727-3261 or HellsGateHaunt.com.
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm corn mazes: Warm up with the 1-acre version, then attempt the 5-acre maze. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 31, 7133 Seaman Road, Oregon. $1-$2 mazes; $1 hayrides. (419) 836-7613
Pumpkin Train: Choo-choo-choose the perfect pumpkin during this trip to the patch and back. 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1 (pumpkins extra). (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Terror Town: Four attractions (House of the Dead, the Asylum, Toxic Terror 3D and the Last Ride); plus concerts by the Nightmare Alice Cooper tribute band Oct. 30-31. 8-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Sundays through October, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. $2-$25.
Haunted Hydro: 7-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7-10:30 p.m. Sundays in October. 1333 Tiffin St., Fremont. $10-$20. (419) 332-7380.
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 through Oct. 31, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. $6-$8. (419) 877-2733 or www.whitehousecornmaze.com.
Train of Terror and Haunted Engine House: Take the haunted A-train to see the specters at this locomotive-focused fright-fest. 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during October, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $6. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org/haunted.
Chainsaw Creek: Four houses @@ Circus of the Dead in 3-D; County Morgue, the Black Swam and the Asylum. Open till 11 Thursdays and Sundays and Oct. 28; till midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October. 5001 Monroe St., Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park. $10 a house, $20 for all 4.
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center: $6-$11 for the manor; $6-$15 for 1-3 movies in the XD theater; $5 admission, $1-$3 rentals in Skateworld. Noon-6 Mondays-Wednesdays, noon-10 Sundays and Thursdays and noon-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky.
“The Moon Witch”: This program discusses lunar lore and facts, and participants will take a virtual trip to the moon’s surface. 1 p.m. Saturdays in October, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Scream Acres Haunted Cornfield: “Learn to fear the dark” at this attraction, featuring graveyards, haunted hearses and other accoutrements of death and all the crazy characters associated with Halloween. 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 3-10 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1, Leaders Family Farms, O-064 County Road 16, south of Route 24, Napoleon. $6-$16. (419) 599-1570 or www.screamacres.com.
Ghost Trek Walking Tour: Tread the streets and alleys of downtown Marietta looking for specters and their favorite haunts. 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October, from the fountain at Front and Greene streets. $10. (740) 373-5178 or www.mariettaohio.org.
Haunted Wildwood: Explore the park on a “fun and spooky hike with activities, stories and Halloween lore.” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17 (departures every 15 minutes), Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Fear Factor Feast: Teens and tweens can test their stomachs against the funky fare offered at this event. 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Halloween Folklore & Funfest: Events will include wagon rides, cider pressing, spooky games, scary stories, a scarecrow contest, folklore tours and more. 4-9 p.m. Oct. 17, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. (419) 352-0967, (419) 661-1697, ext. 200, or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Tombstone Bicycle Tour: Costumed cyclers are invited for 38-mile ride, including a stop at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark for a chili lunch. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $13-$15. (419) 829-2761, (419) 243-7680 or www.hitoledo.org. Reservations: (419) 878-6440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loft and Ghost Tours: Lynne Sturtevant will tell ghost stories. 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 200A Front St., Marietta. $10. (740) 373-5178 or www.mariettaohio.org.
Spooky Carnival of Fun: Children can take part in eerie games and crafts and see frightful videos. Noon-4 Oct. 17-18, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. $5. (419) 836-9117.
Traditions of Halloween: Kids in grades three-five can participate in a Gothic celebration complete with ghost stories and crafts. 4-8:30 a.m. Oct. 17-18, the Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Reservations: (740) 373-5178 or www.mariettaohio.org.
Midnight Movies: This late-night flick series takes a turn for the dark. Midnight, State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 761-8667.
> “Evil Dead 2,” Oct. 17.
> “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Oct. 23-24.
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village: Visitors can tread jack o’ lantern-lighted paths to treat stations manned by characters and perhaps be waylaid by a headless horseman or witch. Reservations every half hour: 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 23-24 and 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $15; $5 parking; additional $36 for Eagle Tavern meal. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Spooky Hayrides: Thirty-minute rides starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 23-24 and 30-31, Sweetapple Farms, routes 7 and 5550 across from Warren High School, Marietta. $5. (740) 373-5178 or www.mariettaohio.org.
Haunted Halloween Trains: Sip some cider, much some cookies and get haunted on the tracks. 1, 2:30, 4, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 24 and 31; and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1; 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30, Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway station, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $10-$14; discounts for costumes and preregistration. (419) 878-2177, (866) 638-7246 or www.tlew.org.
Monster Mash: Not-too-scary stories, songs and crafts will be shared. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Halloween Party Skate: Don some skates for scary music and treats. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 20-23, Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $5. (419) 885-1167, ext. 313, or www.playsylvania.com.
Haunted Hero’s Halloween Happening: Count Wakula, “the Wacky Dracky of magical mystification,” and his sidekick will perform a show of Halloween prestidigitation. Party games and inflatables are planned, too. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 22, Hero’s, 9851 Meridian Ct., Rossford. $13.
Spooks, Spooks, Spooks: “Weird stories, eerie movies and amazing treats are in store for kids 11 and younger. Costumes are welcome. 3:45-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Screecher Features: Get ready for a season of frights with this series of B-grade horror movies. 6 p.m., Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $5. (419) 891-5039.
> “Tormented,” “Bloodlust”: Oct. 22.
> Quadruple Bypass: “Werewolf in a Girls Dormitory,” “The Bat,” “A Bucket of Blood,” “Night of the Living Dead”: 6 p.m. Oct. 29, $5 each or $12 for all four.
Little Boo: A trick-or-treat party for preschoolers featuring candy stations, games, and a play area; costumes are encouraged. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22-23, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $11. (419) 385-8080, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Poetry, Pumpkins and Pizza: These three Ps will be provided in plenty. 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Tickets at the information desk before Oct. 20. (419) 259-5330.
River Raisin Halloween Festival: Kids can trick-or-treat at participating businesses, and parents and others can try spooky sales for boo-gains. Un-Dead Legends, Spaghetti Zombies and Pumkin Hook will provide entertainment. 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and noon-7 Oct. 24, Loranger Square, East First and Washington streets, and downtown Monroe, Mich. (800) 252-3011.
Garrison Ghost Walk: Tour the Fort Meigs with 1812-style guides and “encounter the spookier side of the historic place.” Hour-long tours start 7-9 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-$8. Reservations: (800) 283-8916.
Have a Scary Good Time: Celebrate the spooky season with games, music, crafts and more. 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side). (419) 474-3704.
Costumes for Cancer Halloween Party: Halloween costumes are welcome at this spooky soiree that features live music, appetizers, raffles and kids games. Proceeds benefit the Janet Phleger Foundation, which provides scholarships to seniors with parents who have been affected by cancer. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24, Navy Bistro (on the Docks). 26 Main St. $5-$15. (734) 529-5158.
Halloween Hike: Costumed candy-seekers can try their trick-schtick at stations ringing the lake, taking in stories as well as snacks. 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Olander Park, 6930 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania; nearby parking at Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. $1 for kids 3-12, who must be accompanied by adults. (419) 882-8313.
Elmore Halloween Celebration: The town’s fifth Tombstone Derby will include motorized casket races. Entertainment, a “car and hearse show,” magic shows and other activities are planned, and costumes are encouraged. Noon-7 Oct. 24, Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore. $6-$10; $20 car registration. (419) 862-3552 or (419) 260-1282.
Bone Bash: This Halloween party, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s Northwestern Ohio Chapter, will include a costume contest, fortuneteller, auction and more. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 24, Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. $25. (419) 290-3145.
Halloween Hockey Night: See the Walleyes take on the Trenton Devils (Ooooo! Scary!) while wearing costumes. 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $15. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
Count Wakula’s Funny Fest Halloween Magic Show: Andrew Martin will mystify the audience with non-scary tricks.
> 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 24, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
> 7-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Pumpkin Path: Kids can trick-or-treat, play games and take in magic shows.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $11. (419) 385-8080, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
TMA Family Center program: Create Masks or Costumes. Hands-on art activities for children. Noon-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 and 29, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
Halloween Family Night: Parents and children alike are welcome to wear their costumes to this party. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
“Blithe Spirit”: The Way Play Readers Group will read Noel Coward’s comedy about a couple who hold a seance and summon the man’s late wife. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
The Mask: Kids 10 and younger can use provided materials to make a costume for judging and a parade. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 26, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Halloween Trick or Treat: Crafts and trick-or-treating will be offered for children 13 and younger. Adult chaperones are required. Maps to participating locations can be picked at the police station, 109 E. Dudley St., Maumee. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 26. (419) 893-5805.
Tip or Treat Celebrity Wait: This event, held by Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund and Central City Ministry of Toledo, raises money to provide tuition for students up to eighth grade. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Real Seafood Co., 22 Main St. $40. (888) 456-3463 or (419) 244-6711, ext. 219.
Partners in Fun: Spooooky. Three- and 4-year-olds and their adults will listen to stories, play games and make crafts based on the week’s theme. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5 each session. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Halloween Family Fun Program: Costumes are welcome at this nonscary party featuring games and treats. 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Register after Oct. 19: (419) 878-3055.
Halloween Foodie Fun: Teens will try holiday treats. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Way Public Library youth activity center, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135, ext. 109.
Halloween Fun: Stories, games and songs will be shared by costumed participants. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Partying at Lagrange: Tweens are invited to don costumes for a contest, then dance, play games, hear stories and share treats. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Candy Making: Participants will create tasty pretzels for Halloween. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310.
Halloween Boo Cruises: A nonscary half-hour trip that will feature treats. Costumes welcome. 5, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27-30, Sandpiper, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. $5. Reservations: (419) 537-1212.
Shiver & Shake: The librarians dare youngsters not to scream as a spell is cast with stories, games and snacks. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Devil’s Night Halloween Bash: Costumes are welcomed at this DJ’d event. 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Claddagh Irish Pub, Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 472-1414.
Halloween Vineyard Adventure: Costumed adults (21 and older) can try global grapes with a side of entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $40. (419) 385-8080, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333.
> Mr. Speed (Kiss tribute band) and Punching Buddha: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
Night in the Museum: After-Hours Flashlight Tour. A guide will lead 100 intrepid visitors on a tour of the museum after the lights are out. 10 p.m. Oct. 30, from the TMA’s Herrick Lobby, 2445 Monroe St. 100 tickets ($7) available Oct. 27: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448, or toledomuseum.org.
Skull Lights: Would-be artists will make eerie candleholders. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30, TMA’s Metals Studio, 2445 Monroe. $65. Registration: (419) 254-5080 or toledomuseum.org.
“Mystery in the Cloister”: North Coast Theater will present a short comedy involving a diamond, a gun and a ghost. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, TMA’s Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Halloween Bash: Costumes are required for this party, which also includes snacks and entertainment. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30, Event Center, 23 N. Summit St. $5. Reservations: (419) 283-8200.
All Hallows Eve Masquerade Ball: The Northern Spirits Coven of Witches will celebrate the Witches New Year, and everyone is invited for pumpkin carving and costume contests, dancing and drumming, plus tarot readings and spells for extra fees. 9 p.m. Oct. 30, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $20. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“The Rocky Horror Show”: A stranded couple seeks help from a questionable source @@ transvestite alien Dr. Frank N. Furter. 8 p.m. Oct 30-31, midnight Oct. 31 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $20-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
Ghost Tours: Tempt the spirits by listening to stories those who lived and died in the Castle. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Ghost hunters also can take the Anchorage Ghost Tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Harmar village. Reservations: (740) 373-5178 or www.mariettaohio.org.
Little Boo Bash: Children in second grade and younger can slide on their costumes and celebrate Halloween with arts, crafts, games and prizes. 11 a.m. Oct. 31, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration after Oct. 17: (419) 259-5231.
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: Oct. 31 (Halloween costumes welcome).
Read and Treat: Sixth-graders and younger kids who dare to read stories and wear their costumes will be treated. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Halloween Hoolie: Perhaps attendees can find out what a “hoolie” is at this costumes-rewarded party featuring live music. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Claddagh Irish Pub, Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 472-1414.
Halloween Bash: Costumes are optional at this party for students 15-18. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 31, American Care Givers, 6202 Trust Dr., Holland. $6. (419) 724-0888.
Halloween Fantasy Ball: Dinner and dancing will take on a new meaning at this ghoul’s holiday event. Rates range from $169 (for the ball and a double room) to $229, which also includes brunch, a parade and dinner tickets. 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (734) 856-8963 or thehauntedhydro.com/social.htm.
Andersons’ Trick or Treat: Kids are welcome to try out their costumes and collect goodies. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
Trick or Treat & Pumpkin Walk: Kids and others can decorate pumpkins for prizes, try the chili cook-off entries and admire downtown businesses’ decorated windows. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, downtown Whitehouse and Whitehouse Park, between St. Louis Avenue and Waterville Street. (419) 877-2747.
Halloween at the Museum: Mummies, fortunetellers and other characters will haunt the TMA’s galleries as costumed staff re-create works of art and visitors take part in a scavenger hunt. Storybook hero or heroine costumes are welcome. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Halloween Party: Kentucky Chrome will rock the crowd. Oct. 31, Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.
All Hallows Eve Harvest & Gourd Festival: Get your gourd on at this show and sale, with harvest-focused activities and demonstrations, entertainment and educational opportunities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 17, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids. $2.50-$10. (419) 509-0095.
Leaves Across the Water: Naturalists will explain autumn’s changes or guides offer historical interpretations during hour-long Volunteer boat rides along the Miami and Erie Canal. Noon-4 Oct. 17, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids. $6. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Fall Festival: Kids will revel in the promise of “more candy than you can shake a broomstick at,” as well as hayrides, music and additional entertainment to accompany trick-or-treating. Costumes are encouraged. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 17, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255.
Family Fall Festival: Games, crafts and entertainment will take place to celebrate the season. Noon-4 Oct. 17, Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-9602.
Fall Color Cruise: See the Maumee in all its autumnal splendor during a two-hour trip, complete with cider and doughnut holes. 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 17-18, Sandpiper, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. $5. $9-$19. Reservations: (419) 537-1212.
Lantern Tours: These historical walks will take visitors “down the crooked road of anarchy” through time to 1809. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 23-24, Navarre-Anderson Trading Post, 3775 N. Custer Road, Monroe, Mich. $5-$10. Reservations: (734) 240-7780.
Nature Shoot: Fall Color. Inspired by nature’s changing shades? Nature Photo Center director Art Weber will help visitors capture it in photos. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $15. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
BARKtoberfest: Dogs and their families can hike to the dunes and enjoy a cookout. Participating pups must have their shots, get along with other dogs and be leashed. 3-5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Mallard Lake Shelter, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Fall Color Tour: A tram ride will display the park’s colorful high points, pointed out by a park naturalist, and the event will conclude with a stroll through the photography gallery. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $5.
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 Metz Visitor Center, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
> Fall’s Glory: Peek at autumn’s colorful peak. Oct. 18.
> Autumn Prairies: Look for the season’s colorful “top 10.” Oct. 25.
Partners in Fun: Three- and 4-year-olds and their adults will listen to stories, play games and make crafts based on the week’s theme. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5 each session. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
> Scarecrow: Oct. 20.
Park Pals: Brown Acorns. Children 3-5 and their adult companions will learn about the different types of oak trees. 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Oak Openings Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Accent on Accessibility: “Fall Color and Deer.” Individuals with disabilities, paired with trained volunteers, will look for the season’s shades and Ohio’s largest mammals. 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 21, Side Cut Metropark’s Riverview Shelter, 1025 River Road, Maumee. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Fall Festival: Little ones can trick-or-treat store to store (5-7 p.m. Oct. 23), try some fall projects (5-8 p.m. Oct. 23), sing around the bonfire (6-8 p.m. Oct. 24) and compete for the title of best-dressed boo or ghoul (7 p.m. Oct. 23). Hayrides will be offered 5-8 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
“Autumn Woods”: Painters will create a scene of fall splendor, the Bob Ross way. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $45. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Pemberville’s Harvest Gathering: More than 75 craftsmen will present their work at various locations along Front Street, plus specialty foods of the 1800s, old-fashioned entertainment and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24, Front Street and various downtown Pemberville locations. (419) 287-3347.
Fall into Art: Kids 9-12 will learn artistic techniques and use household items to create masterpieces. 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5231.
Twiggy wreaths: Crafters will add twigs to grapevine, then add hydrangea, berries, grasses, cinnamon sticks and more in this class. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $18. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
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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 Pumpkin Fest Oct. 24. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 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.
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: email@example.com. (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. 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400. Nominal fees apply.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred drives indicate appointments are required. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18, Greater Toledo Islamic Center, 25877 Schneider Road, Perrysburg.
> Noon-6 Oct. 19, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 17877 Route 579, Martin.
> 2-7 p.m. Oct. 19, St. Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Road.
> 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20, Swanton Healthcare, 214 S. Munson, Swanton.
> 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, the Andersons, 535 Illinois Ave., Maumee.
> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21, Davis Besse, 5501 N. Route 2, Oak Harbor.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Evergreen Area, Evergreen High School, 14544 County Road 6, Metamora.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, Owens Corning, 1 Owens Corning Pkwy.
> 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-29, UT Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft St.
> Noon-6 Oct. 28, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, Fayette Church of Nazarene, 511 S. Fayette St., Fayette.
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.
> “Through the Looking-Glass and What I Found There: Reflections on Peace Corps Service in China” with assistant professor of history Cynthia Ingham, Oct. 22.
> “Art and Practice” with department of art chairperson Debra A. Davis, Oct. 29.
Art of Accessorizing Style Show: Beginning fashionistas can learn how to blend new purchases into their current wardrobe in ways that express and define their styles. Purchases will benefit the Collingwood Arts Center. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $10, redeemable in jewelry purchases. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball: This fundraiser “aims to kick cancer out to pasture.” Music will be provided by Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach; gambling, a mechanical bull, a “grazing” dinner, dancing and raffles are planned, too. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 17, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $100. (888) 227-6446, ext. 5211.
Writers’ Forum meeting: Toledo Free Press Editor Michael S. Miller will talk asking the power questions in interviews at the Northwest Ohio Writers’ Forum. 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 17, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.nwowf.com.
Shop for a Cause: Purchasing a $5 pass entitles holders to discounts at Macy’s … but everyone can take advantage of the store’s entertainment, events and chance to win a shopping spree. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17, Macy’s, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 479-2300.
Introduction to Glassblowing: This two-day workshop with Leonard Marty will demonstrate the basics of gathering glass and blowing bubbles. For those 14 and older. 2-7 p.m. Oct. 17-18, TMA Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. $250. Registration: (419) 254-5080 or toledomuseum.org.
Total Wellness Days: As part of a year-long effort to help people lead healthier lifestyles, ProMedica will hold a series of free community events to assess people’s body mass index, check blood pressure, answer questions and provide cooking demonstrations. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473 3317
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. (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
> WPA-era Aviary tour, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 20 from the zoo’s main plaza. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2110.
> Bowsher High School Rebelaires Show Choir perform throughout the zoo, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 27; WPA-era Reptile House tour, 10:45 a.m., from the zoo’s main plaza. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2110.
EBay: In the online auction business for years, Becky Locke-Gagnon will offer tips for starting on eBay. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Social Security and Retirement Planning: Financial adviser Frank Dobnikar will “provide an overview and answer questions about retirement benefits.”
> 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
The Battle of the River Raisin and Winchester’s Campaign on the Maumee: Author Ralph Naveaux will discuss one of the bloodiest engagements in the War of 1812. 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Dr. S. Amjad Hussain: This UT professor emeritus will discuss and sign his book, “Treading a Fine Line.” 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
Job Seekers Beware: This workshop from the Ohio Attorney General’s office will detail the latest check and opportunities scams and ways to protect yourself against them. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5209.
Browning Brunch Bunch: Gus J. Mancy will present the history of one of the area’s most prominent restaurants, the Phillips Avenue steakhouse that has been serving filets for more than 75 years. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. $3. (419) 878-4055.
“Staying Positive in Uncertain Times”: Kathy Goetz will help cancer patients see the light. 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Flower Hospital Medical Office Building, adjacent to the Hickman Cancer Center, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania. Registration: (877) 291-1441.
Historical Michigan Train Series: The Orphan Train in Michigan. Al and David Eicher will give a presentation about what it was like to ride this train, filled with children hoping for loving, permanent homes. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
Friends of the Library book sales: Excess books, magazines and videotapes will be sold with prices ranging from a quarter to $1. Proceeds benefit library programs. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Friends of the Library Book Center, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207.
Authentic Chinese meal: Potential cooks will learn quick recipes featuring healthy ingredients. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Sushi: Learn about the history of this dish and how to make this low-fat, nutritious, easy dish for your family. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Fur Ball: The Toledo Area Humane Society will celebrate its 125 years with this formal event, including a period fashion show and “alumni” animals. Entertainment, food and auctions are planned. 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 24, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $100. (419) 482-7101 or www.toledoareahumanesociety.org.
Northern Chinese Cuisine: Learn how to make and the differences between Cantonese and Beijing roasted duck. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Toledo Opera Sapphire Ball: This black-tie event will feature performances from the cast of the upcoming “Falstaff,” a gourmet dinner, dancing and a live auction. Raffle fans can enter for a chance to win a year’s lease on a Saturn Aura XR, and an auction is ongoing online. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom. 444 N. Summit St. $250. (419) 244-7464 or www.toledoopera.org.
Light Up the Runway: Survivor Style Show. These models are role models, too @@ in the fight against breast cancer. 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $20. (419) 724-2873 or www.komennwohio.org.
Signature Chefs Auction: The Glass City’s culinary masters will offer specially prepared nibbles for guests, then epicurian packages created and donated by the chefs, plus other foodie items, will be put up for bid, all to benefit the March of Dimes 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Crowne Plaza, 444 N. Summit St. $75. (419) 241-1411 or (419) 534-3600.
Flea Market Bag: Need small or large reversible bags to take to the grocery store, library or farmer’s market? Make them in this class (Sewing machines and supplies must be provided by students.) 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Collectibles: A Close Shave. Bill Carpenter will share his collection of razors, straight, safety and modern, even strops. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27, Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House living room, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
It’s Showtime: Fashion Review and Luncheon. This fundraiser for the Toledo Animal Shelter will have models puttin’ on the dog, howl-oween style. Garb from local boutiques will be featured. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. $30. www.toledoanimalshelter.com/auxiliary.
“Hollywood as History”: Visitors will view film clips and discuss Hollywood’s accuracy. 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $1-$4. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Historical Michigan Train Series: Meet the Author. Marcel Poupard will discuss his book, “Railroad Articles from Monroe County, Michigan: 1836 to 1965.” 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
Fly Tying: This class will feature a brief review of the basics, such as material selection, design and construction principles; students will make a variety of lures to attract trout, steelhead and smallmouth. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $10. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.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.
> “Cottier Studios: Inspired by TMA.” Artist Page Cottier has used the TMA collection as a springboard to realistic detail. This exhibition will feature work by her students. Through Nov. 15, Community Gallery.
> “Northwest Ohio Camera Club Council: The World Up Close.” Participating photographers used composition, point of view and other techniques to focus on themes of intimacy and smallness, Through Nov. 15, Community Galleries.
> “LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel.” “Sequential imagery,” or pictures linked by a continuing story, has been around for centuries, but today’s graphic novelists grasp and display a full range of emotion, ideas and information. Through Jan. 3, Canaday Gallery.
> “Storybook Stars: Award Winning Illustrations from the Mazza Collection.” Dozens of artworks by luminaries in kiddie lit, from Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle to Arnold Lobel and Dr. Seuss, will be on display. Through Jan. 31, Works on Paper Galleries.
> “Word Play”: Works that use language to invoke imagery will be highlighted. Through Feb. 7, Gallery 18.
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. Through Jan. 3.
> “Avedon Fashion Photographs, 1944-2000”: A comprehensive study of Richard Avedon’s photographs that represent the evolution of his style. Included are shots of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Streisand, and models such as Kate Moss and Detroit-native Donyale Luna. Oct. 18-Jan. 17; $6-$12.
“Vessels”: These useful objects can also be among the most beautiful and diverse media artists produce. The interpretations of a dozen artists will be on display. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 31, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“Adventures With Louise Brooks”: The 1926 silent film “It’s the Old Army Game,” starring Brooks and W.C. Fields, is part of this exhibition, which also includes photos and posters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 31, Gallery Outside, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (800) 466-9367, ext. 2721, or (567) 662-2721.
“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.
“Feed the Soul @@ Feed the Hungry”: This exhibit will feature a number of artists, including those with the “Empty Bowl” exhibition, with the goal of stocking local food pantries with nonperishable foods, canned goods and toiletries donated by visitors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 15, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. Route 223, Blissfield, Mich. www.flatlandersculpture.com or (517) 486-4591.
“Variety Show”: This exhibition highlights “diversity of artistic styles and media.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through Jan. 2, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
“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.
Collaboration Across the Arts: Poet Lois Roma-Deeley and artist Beth Shadur will lead this workshop. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 17, Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., and Art-A-Site, 116 S. Main St., both Bowling Green. Registration: (419) 372-8525.
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.
> “Great Painting: East and West.” 2 p.m. Oct. 17; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
> “Mystery in the Museum”: 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30; 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
“Contemporary India”: Work by the subcontinent’s artists aims to explore “current issues of cultural tradition and external influence.” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursdays; and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 13 (closed Nov. 11), Willard Wankelman Gallery, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525.
“The Poetic Dialogue”: This exhibition is the result of collaboration between 31 artist-and-poet pairs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursdays; and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 19 (closed Nov. 11), Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525.
“Knuffle Funny: The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems.” More than 60 original works by the award-winning creator of the Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie and “Knuffle Bunny” will be on display. An opening celebration will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Children’s Library; exhibition: Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Oct. 17-Dec. 26, second floor gallery, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Stamped Cards & Papercrafts: Holiday cards, treat bags, favors and decorations will be made using a variety of techniques, including paper punching, die cuts and stamping. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
ARTalk: Anne Senstad. This installation artist will discuss her recent and current work. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 19, Room 1101, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2786
Intermediate Drawing: Artists can improve their skills and boost techniques such as composition, line, value and form. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $30. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Hammered Wire Bracelets workshop: Participants 14 and older will bend and hammer wire into shapes and letters. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. $65. Registration: (419) 254-5080 or toledomuseum.org.
Local glass artists: Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m., TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Herb Babcock, Oct. 23.
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: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30.
> Pumpkins: 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
Adult Pottery: This comprehensive, six-week class covers techniques such as pinching and extruding, slab and coil work, the potter’s wheel and glazing in a variety of clay projects. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $80. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
ARTalk: “What Contributes to a Vibrant and Meaningful Art Program.” Dr. Mary Louise Poling, director of Ohio State’s student teaching program will discuss “teaching strategies that make a difference.” Oct. 26, Room 1101 Fine Art Center, School of Art, BGSU. (419) 372-8952
“Thinking Outside the Box: The Possibilities of Graphic Novels with Peter Kuper.” This novelist will discuss the “possibilities of the graphic novel. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Arts Day: Bowsher High School will host a variety of arts and crafts vendors, plus pancakes will be served until 11:30, and student groups will perform between 10 and 2. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31, Bowsher High School. (419) 671-2000.
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.
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.
Butterfly House: The home to hundreds of flittery, fluttery creatures that capture hearts and imaginations is open. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through October, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $4.50-$6. (419) 877-2733.
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. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through October, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 U.S. Route 24 West (at Route 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6.
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.
“Ritter From Dusk to Dawn”: Learn what happens in the planetarium, following preschool students to postdoctoral fellows, to explain the nature of the universe. 7:30 p.m. Fridays in October, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
“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 through Oct. 31, The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5588.
Serial Readers, Cereal Eaters Book Club: Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders can bring their cereal bowls for a bite and a read. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 19, Sanger Branch, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
Tale Trekkers: This book club for first-, second- and third-graders will introduce fairy tales from around the world. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave.
> 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 17, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane.
> 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 19, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St.
> 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville.
Knitwits: Beginners can learn to knit by making a washcloth; others can bring their projects and knowledge to share. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 8, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn some advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m., through Dec. 26, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Lego Castle Adventure: Fans of these colorful bricks can immerse themselves in a world of them. Kids and families can explore, build and play in a castle and grounds entirely composed of Lego. Preview party: 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 8, $10-$15. Exhibit: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 3 (closed Nov. 26 and Dec. 25), Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$15, plus $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Weekend Pet Adoptions: Find a dog or cat to join your home at these events.
> Planned Pethood: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
> 4 Paws Sake: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
> Animal House Rescue: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
Walk for Women: This 5K featuring celebrity grand marshals and a kids’ zone will benefit the Aurora House and homeless women and children. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. $25. (419) 244-3200 or www.auroraprojectinc.org.
Finding Foundation Grants for Your Education: Foundations give grants to nonprofits, but also scholarships to individuals. This seminar will focus on what’s available and how to find it. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5297.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”: Kids 11 and younger will play games inspired by Jeff Kinney’s series. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240.
“Origins of Life”: This program looks at where we came from and humans’ search for life beyond Earth. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. Reservations: (419) 517-8897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Oct. 17 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 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.
> Word Play! Oct. 18, 20 and 22.
Everything You Want to Know About the ACT and SAT: Ed Zarnick of the Huntington Learning Center will explain how the tests differ and how to decide which to take. 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Folk Tales Puppet Show: Old favorites and new stories will be shared. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 19, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Tell Me a Story: Barbara Britsch, a lifelong storyteller, will tell magical tales with drums, bells and rattles. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Fun with Zines/Create a Box: Linda Sattler will show teens how to make their own “zines” (original publications) and “designer” boxes. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Master Puppeteer: Joyce Davis will share her parade of puppets. 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Andrew Clement’s “Frindle”: A fifth-grader invents a word that soon becomes a household … phenomenon. 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $7. (419) 824-3961.
Meet the Author: Jan Wahl will speak and sign copies of his latest book, “Dear Stinkpot: Letters From Louise Brooks, or My Education with Lulu.” 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Room 111, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 2721.
Seed Collecting: Volunteers are asked to gather potential plant offspring to “replenish the prairies and meadows.”
> 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 21, National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey.
> 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 24, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
Say Word: This “spoken word fundraiser” will benefit the Mayores Senior Center with performances by Jesse Lipman, Imani Lateef, Lucas County’s poet laureate Joel Lipman, Elevated Thinkin’ and more. Music and art, on display and for sale, will also be featured. 6 p.m. Oct. 22, 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. $10. (419) 720-7883, ext. 205.
Where the Wild Things Are: Visitors inspired by illustrator Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book can become king of the beasts in this hands-on activity. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23, TMA’s Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-2789.
Make a Difference Day: Volunteers are being sought to help restore and preserve northwest Ohio’s natural areas. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24, various Toledo metroparks. Register: (419) 407-9846.
College Financial Aid Basics: Learn how to pay for a higher education with government grants and loans, college-sponsored assistance and scholarships. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 24, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
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. Oct. 24, Side Cut Metropark, Siegert Lake parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feathers, Fur & Fun: An animal-themed story will be followed by introductions to some Nature’s Nursery neighbors. 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Fall Brawl Climbing Competition: Participants 14 and older are invited to scramble in this indoor “bouldering format” contest, with three levels from beginner to advanced. 3 p.m. Oct. 24, UT Student Recreation Center, 2800 E. Rocket Dr. $25. (419) 530-5555 or utreccenter.com.
Woodcarvers’ Show and Butchering Day: Carvers and craftsmen will showcase, demonstrate and sell their work. On Oct. 25, staff will explain how butchering and other food preparation helped settlers prepare for winter 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. Show only, $7; village admission and show: $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Homesteading: Visitors can learn what it was like living in the Great Black Swamp and dip candles. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Johlin Cabin, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Red Ribbon Run: This 5k, 10k and family fun race is run in support of a drug-free community. 8-11 a.m. Oct. 25, Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $13-$40. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
Our Wondrous Oak Openings: A naturalist will give a presentation about the unique habitat in our backyard. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 25, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey.
Youth Pottery: Children in can work with clay, learning the basics of hand-building and glazing, exploring the potter’s wheel. 1-2:30 p.m. (third-fifth grades, $65) or 3-5 p.m. (sixth-12th grades, $75) Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, Dec. 6 and 13, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Grandpals: Preschoolers can “adopt” grandparents for an afternoon of stories, puppet shows and crafts. Halloween costumes are welcome. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5307.
Make Your Beads & Wear Them, Too: Teens will create beads from polymer clay and turn them into earrings in this two-day class. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $22. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
“The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”: A colonial silversmith gets caught up in the American Revolution. 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $7. (419) 824-3961.
She Blinded Me With Science: “Grandma Science” will demonstrate her science experiments using everyday products. 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Smashing Glass: Tweens and teens can try glass etching. 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
“The Devil and Miss Jones”: Jean Arthur stars in this Depression-era film about the struggle between workers and management. Shown with “The House I Live In; commentary by Dr. Jan Wahl. 3 p.m. Oct. 18, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Eternally Yours,” Oct. 19.
> “Beat the Devil,” Oct. 26.
Film Focus Independent Film Festival: A 10th season of movies by independent auteurs. The films aren’t rated; some films may contain strong language, violence or sexual content. 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21-Oct. 26, McMaster Center, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> “School Play,” Oct. 19.
> Festival of Shorts: “Frozen City,” “Instead of Abracadabra,” “Boutonniere,” “Procrastination,” “How My Dad Killed Dracula,” “Boy/Man,” “Grimoire,” “Surprise!” and “The Job.” Oct. 26.
“White Zombie”: Bela Lugosi stars as a plantation owner and voodoo sorcerer in the rural cane fields of Haiti. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“Inkheart”: Teens can watch this movie, about a father with the magical ability to bring literary characters to life, and then discuss the movie and book in a Book vs. Movie smackdown. 3-5:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Way Public Library youth activity center, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135, ext. 109.
Classic Movie Series: “High Noon.” A marshal must decide between starting a new life with his new bride and facing down a villain freshly out of prison. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
Film Book Club: “Rear Window.” Cornell Woolrich’s short story became one of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic thrillers. Attendees are asked to either read the book or watch the film for discussion at this meeting. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747.
“Under the Same Moon”: An illegal immigrant prays to be reunited with her young son, still in Mexico. 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
“The Yes Men Fix the World”: “Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating members of the World Trade Organization.” Shown with “Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3. (419) 530-2452.
“Aida”: This Egyptian love triangle by Verdi will be brought to life by New York’s Metropolitan Opera and broadcast across the country. 1 p.m. Oct. 24 (live) and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 (encore broadcast), Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $22. (419) 891-5039.
“Svengali”: John Barrymore stars as the strange and evil manipulator in this pre-Code melodrama. 2 p.m. Oct. 25 with a pipe organ performance at 2:30, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“I Walked With a Zombie”: A young nurse wonders if her comatose charge is really ill or the victim of something more malevolent. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“Tosca”: An opera singer, painter and chief of police are caught in a net of love and politics in this Puccini opera, performed live by New York’s Metropolitan Opera and broadcast across the country. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 (encore broadcast), Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $22. (419) 891-5039.
“Nosferatu”: The 1922 classic vampire tale will be shown with organ accompaniment. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $12-$15. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
“The Secret of the Grain”: An aging longshoreman dreams of opening a restaurant. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“March of the Penguins”: A year in the life of penguins struggling for survival in a harsh habitat and with unforgiving biological imperatives. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. Kids 12 and younger free; $7-$9. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
“Rembrandt”: Charles Laughton portrays the artist in this 1936 film by Alexander Korda. Shown with “The Horse on the Merry-Go-Round.” 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
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.
> 2 Dudes & a Chick: Oct. 17.
> David Lester: Oct. 22.
> Jeff Steward & the 25s: Oct. 23.
> Chris Shutters Band: Oct. 24.
> Rob Vance: Oct. 29.
> Toast & Jam: Oct. 30.
> Halloween Party with Kentucky Chrome: Oct. 31.
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.
> Polka Floyd: Oct. 17.
> Joe Wood Band: Oct. 22, 24.
> Stonehouse: Oct. 23.
> River Edge: Oct. 29.
> Swamp Kings: Oct. 30.
> Gin Bunny: Oct. 31.
Clazel: This theater has been rocking BGSU students (and others) for years. 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 353-5000 or www.clazel.net.
> Josh Boyd & the VIP Band, blues, funk and rock in one three-piece band: 8 p.m. Oct. 17.
> Empire Drift, Song of Toledo winner: 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 29.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, such as pumpkin martinis, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
> Guest artist: Oct. 17, $10.
> Rusty’s Jazz Orchestra: 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, second floor Langley Hall, buffet and dance.
> Gunnar Mossblad & Friends: 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27.
> Gene Parker Trio: Oct. 21 and 28.
> Andre Wright Trio: Oct. 22 and 29.
> Steve Richko Trio: Oct. 23, $10.
> Antonio Ciacca: Oct. 24, $15.
> Ramona Collins: Oct. 30-31, $10.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel: 9 p.m. Oct. 17, $2.
> Robert Vance: 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 23, $2.
> Mudfoot and the Lost Soles: 9 p.m. Oct. 24, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Doja, Inflowence, Hitashi, Young Hustle, Free City, J. Mitch: 9 p.m. Oct. 17, $5-$7.
> Strung Out, the Flatliners, Pour Habit, Unsinkable Molly Brown: 8 p.m. Oct. 19, $13-$15.
> The Chariot, Oh, Sleeper, We Came as Romans, Dead & Devine: 5 p.m. Oct. 22, $10-$12.
> The Dashburns, Violent Soho: 10 p.m. Oct. 22, $5-$7.
> Goodbye Blue Skies, Four Letter Lie: 8 p.m. Oct. 23, $8-$10.
> Resonant Soul, Highland: 9 p.m. Oct. 24, $5-$7.
> Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang Clan: 9 p.m. Oct. 27, $10-$12.
> Grand Buffet: 9 p.m. Oct. 30, $5-$7.
> Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, Secret Swords, Pip Boys: 9 p.m. Oct. 31, $8-$10.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Vains of Jenna, Dirty Penny, Trucido: 9 p.m. Oct. 23, $8-$10.
> Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, An Horse: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, $26-$28.
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.
> Rob Vance: Oct. 17.
> Shane Piasecki: 6 p.m. Oct. 21.
> John Jelinger: Oct. 22.
> Mo Joe Boes: Oct. 23.
> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: Oct. 24.
> Quick Trio: Oct. 29.
> Bluegrass quartet: Oct. 30.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: Oct. 31 (Halloween costumes welcome).
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 St. at North Huron Street. $5-$7 cover. (419) 297-1943.
> Fangs Out, Dumb Easy, Sara Donnely: Oct. 17.
> Jimmy Danger: Oct. 22, 29.
> Six Gallery, Phantods: Oct. 23.
> The Hat Company: Oct. 24.
> Dash Burns: Oct. 30.
> Boogie Matrix Halloween party: Oct. 31.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Christian Howes: 9 and 11 p.m. Oct. 17, $8-$20.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, $4.
> Ernie Krivda: 9 and 11 p.m. Oct. 23, $8-$20.
> Ramona Collins and Claude Black: 9 p.m. Oct. 24.
> UT Jazz Night: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, $3-$5.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. Oct. 27, $4.
> Anna Givens: 9 p.m. Oct. 30, $6.
> Halloween Party: The Murphys and Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Combo, costumes welcome. Oct. 31.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333.
> Mr. Speed (Kiss tribute band) and Punching Buddha: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> We Love You: 10 p.m. Oct. 17.
> Harry & the Hood: 11 p.m. Oct. 23.
> Sinker: 10 p.m. Oct. 24.
> Frank & Jesse: 10 p.m. Oct. 29.
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.
Swig: This new restaurant/pub offers acoustic tunes weekly. 219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-6223.
> Gregg Aranda, Oct. 17.
> Justin Perkins, Oct. 23.
> Mike Merritt, Oct. 24.
> Jason Hudson, Oct. 30.
> Gregg Aranda, Oct. 31.
Black Swamp Blues Society’s Blues Challenge: Some of the area’s best blues bands compete for a spot in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $10. (419) 897-8901, (419) 866-8977 or www.maumeeindoor.com.
Time for Three: This string trio blends “elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms.” The Toledo Symphony will join the threesome. 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $21-$60. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Serenade for Strings: The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Haydn and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $24.50-$49. (734) 668-8463, (734) 994-4801, a2so.com or www.michtheater.org.
Toledo Symphony Chamber Series: Orchestra members will perform intimate works for smaller groups of musicians, such as Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet and compositions by Boulanger and Faure. 7 p.m. Oct. 18, The Toledo Club’s Centennial Room, 235 14th St. $28-$35. (419) 246-8000.
Faculty Artist Series: Instructors and professors from area colleges will perform. 3 p.m. Sundays, TMA’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Thomas Rosenkrantz, BGSU pianist: Oct. 18.
UT Latin Jazz Ensemble: Dedicated to Cuban and Brazilian music, this group focuses on “percussion rhythms, piano montunos, bass tumbaos, horn lines and how they fit together.” 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Towerview Boulevard and Campus Drive West, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $3-$5. (419) 530-2452 or (419) 530-2448.
Manor House Concert: BGSU opera theater students will perform scenes from Telemann’s “Don Quixote” and de Falla’s “Master Pedro’s Puppet Show.” 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House living room, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
BGSU’s New Music Festival: Three days of international musicians and artists celebrating modern sights and sounds with lectures, workshops and, of course, concerts. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky will be highlighted. Locations: Bryan Recital Hall, Kobacker Hall and the Kennedy Green Room are in Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street; Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.; Clazel Theatre, 127 N. Main St., all in Bowling Green. Tickets: (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224; information: (419) 372-2685.
> Festival Preview: Noon Oct. 22, Wood County library.
> Composer Talk: Steven Stucky. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Concert 1: Chamber and wind ensemble works performed by BGSU faculty, soprano Deborah Norin-Kuehn and the Wind Symphony. 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Kobacker Hall, $7-$10.
> Late-night performance featuring members of the International Contemporary Ensemble: 10 p.m. Oct. 22, Clazel Theatre.
> Concert 2: BGSU faculty, students and the New Music Ensemble will perform. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Concert 3: Electroacoustic works by John Gibson, Elainie Lillios, Allan Schindler and Robert Scott Thompson. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Kobacker Hall.
> Lecture/recital: Brian Robison and Elizabeth Swanson will talk about Stucky’s work, with performances of parts of and whole compositions. 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Concert 4: International Contemporary Ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Kobacker Hall.
> Concert 5: Performances by BGSU faculty, students and guests.10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Concert 6: BGSU faculty, guests and the International Contemporary Ensemble will perform. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Concert 7: The Bowling Green Philharmonia and New Music Ensemble will perform with baritone soloist Jesse Blumberg. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Kobacker Hall, $7-$10.
Keith Hoyt: This singer will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra. 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $10-$12. (419) 824-3999.
David Lanz: This Grammy-nominated pianist is a legend in the New Age music world. 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $23-$41. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Emmylou Harris: This country songbird crosses genres and garners accolades with each new album and contribution to the musical universe. 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $35-$65. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
Solzhenitsyn Returns: Ignat Solzhenitsyn will be back to conduct the Toledo Symphony and play piano on works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff. 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$50. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience. Showmanship and attention to detail have made this tribute group a legend of its own. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $5-$25. (419) 448-8544.
Maria and Ekhaterina Bessmeltseva: These musical sisters will perform a classical concert on violin and piano, including works by Beethoven and Vivaldi. 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Songs for Our Sister: Local musicians will pay tribute to jazz vocalist Mary Ann Russo in this Toledo School for the Arts scholarship fundraiser. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. $25; $45 with brunch, reservation required by Oct. 19. (419) 246-8732, ext. 217.
Loud & Rich: Loudon Wainwright III’s dark wit and storytelling mixes with songwriting legend Richard Thompson’s guitar skill in heady musical cocktail. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $25-$65. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
Music at the Manor House: All the right notes will reverberate around the metroparks’ jewel. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
> Piano students of BGSU’s Robert Satterlee, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
The Misfits: This seminal punk band will perform, along with Extra Extra, and The Red Scare. 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Howard’s Club H, 210 N. Main St., Bowling Green. $22-$24. (419) 352-3795 or www.howardsclubh.com.
“Excuse Me, Does My Piano Count as One Carry-on?” In the same vein as Victor Borge, Magnus Martensson combines humor and music. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $20. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
Daughtry: The “American Idol” veteran has honed one of the show’s more successful careers post-elimination, with several No. 1 singles and two No. 1 albums. He and his band will be joined by Theory of a Deadman and Cavo. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $31.50-$41.50. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
Walleyes’ opening weekend: Toledo welcomes back the ECHL as the Walleyes take the ice against the Florida Everblades. The first game is preceded by the “o-fish-al” tailgate party, where fans can meet the players, jam to music and grab a bite. 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $15. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $12-$14 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Steve Sabo: 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17.
> Derick Lengwenus: 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 23-24.
> Tim Kidd: 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 30-31.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Kevin Pollak: 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17, $25.
> Josh Blue: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23; 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 24, $22.
> Ralphie May: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 30; 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 31, $27.
“If You Give a Pig a Pancake”: Just as giving a mouse a cookie can start an unexpected chain reaction of demands, offering a flapjack to a pig can cause headaches. 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $8-$16. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
“Over the River and Through the Woods”: A young man’s dutiful visits for Sunday night dinner are threatened by the offer of a dream job across the country, so his grandparents scheme to get him to stay. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $7-$11. (419) 448-8544.
“The Doctor in Spite of Himself”: A woodcutter is mistaken for a doctor in this satirical farce by Moliere. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $9-$13. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/BoxOffice.
“Seussical Jr.”: The Youtheatre troupe will mine the works of every kid’s favorite doctor for this musical featuring the Cat in the Hat. 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18, First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. $6-$12. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
“Har Har: An Evening with Harburg Harrisbrandt.” Joseph Langham wrote and performs this one-act play about “a singer/songwriter who tries to perform his songs, but constant distraction, an odd sense of self and a desire to please keep sending him off in other directions.” 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24, 29-31, Valentine Theatre’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $15. glacity.org.
Mark Wade: This ventriloquist uses academic techniques to impart messages about character, responsibility, perseverance, self-reliance, kindness, respect and more. 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $4. (419) 448-8544, ext. 29.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: A musical based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24-24, BGSU’s Eva Marie Saint Theatre, second floor of University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719.
“Kiss Me, Kate”: Cole Porter’s show-within-a-show has a company of actors putting on “The Taming of the Shrew” … with life behind the curtain a twist of what’s playing out on stage. 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $10-$12. (419) 897-8902 or www.watervilleplayshop.org.
Capitol Steps: This comedy troupe has a large group of writers @@ Congress. They mine the absurdity of the Beltway for their, and the audience’s, amusement. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $33-$45. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
The Tweaksters: Regan Patno and Julia Snyder blend dance, juggling and acrobatics with odd objects. 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $15. (567) 661-2787 or owens.tix.com.
“Click, Clack, Moo”: Will the Farmer cave to the cows’ demands? Or is there a deal to be made? 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $14. (800) 345-3000, michtheater.org/series_njfk.php or Ticketmaster.com.
Here I Come to Save the Day! Singers and dancers will use plot, character, sequence and emotion to create a story. 3 p.m. Oct. 25, TMA’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
“Camelot”: The musical version of the King Arthur legend includes the ballad “If Ever I Would Leave You.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $38-$59. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Cirque De Verre: These emerging artists have developed “a performance that draws on our knowledge of glass and uses it to excite, entertain and challenge the audience’s assumptions about making art.” 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30, TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Illusionaire: Master illusionist Lyn Dillies defies the eye with a variety of tricks and techniques. 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $10-$20. (419) 448-8544.
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, through Nov. 1, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 878-2177 or www.tlew.org.
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