Events Calendar, Nov. 1, 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. Noon-midnight Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30; 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. $20-$45. (419) 627-2350 or www.cedarpoint.com.
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.
> Flashlight corn maze: BYOO (Bring your own Off … and flashlights) to try your nighttime navigational skills in this labyrinth. 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 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.
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
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. 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 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-10 Sundays and noon-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky.
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.
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. 31, 3025 Alexis Rd. (old Foodtown). $10. (661) 727-3261 or HellsGateHaunt.com.
Spooky Hayrides: Thirty-minute rides starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 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. 31, and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Nov. 1, 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.
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. 31, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-$8. Reservations: (800) 283-8916.
“The Rocky Horror Show”: A stranded couple seeks help from a questionable source @@ transvestite alien Dr. Frank N. Furter. 8 p.m. and 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.
Imagination Station Trick or Treat: Visitors can wear costumes and trick or treat through the exhibits.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.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. 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.
“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. Oct. 31, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
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.
A Million Thanks: Children 10 and younger are invited to pick up stationery and write letters to express their gratitude to servicemen and –women in honor of Veterans Day. 4-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.amillionthanks.org.
Lil’ Timbers Kids Klub: Little ones can get in the fall spirit by decorating caramel apples. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 7, Lake District kiosk, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255.
Stars & Stripes Veterans Day Celebration: Servicemen and –women past and present will be honored at this patriotic procession. 1 p.m. Nov. 8, downtown Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Season of the Squirrel: Learn about these rascally neighbors, then hit the trail to observe their habits and habitats. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 14, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Fall Craft Show: A variety of handmade crafts, fall and holiday items will be for sale, raffles will be held and homemade soups, sandwiches and more will be sold for lunch. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, St. Michael Catholic School gym, 510 W. Front St., Monroe, Mich. (734) 241-8645.
Happily Appley: This apple-themed harvest celebration will feature stories, crafts, refreshments and more. 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration: (419) 259-5303. www.toledolibrary.org.
Be Thankful: Teens who submit lists of what they are thankful for or write letters to thank someone for something will be entered in a drawing. Noon-8 Nov. 3, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
Get Ready for Thanksgiving: Kids 10 and younger can stop in to make a craft for the holiday. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Who You Callin’ a Turkey? Elementary-school-aged kids can find out what a turkey walk is. 4-5 p.m. Nov. 4, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Thankful for What You Have: A dozen children can celebrate Thanksgiving, circa 1945. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 7, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s manor house, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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Cabin Cookie Baking: Participants will prepare for the holiday season by baking using a wood-fired stove. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, White Star Park’s Log Cabin, 901 S. Main St., Gibsonburg. $5. Registration is required: (888) 200-5577.
Holiday Happening: Women are invited for fellowship, crafts and music. Breakfast and lunch are included. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, Garden Park Christian Church, 8605 Salisbury Road, Monclova. $20. Register by Oct. 25: (419) 868-7700, gardenpark.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Bazaar: Holiday present ideas will be on display and kids can get their faces painted. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. www.toledostpats.org.
Holiday Craft & Gift Marketplace: Exhibitors will highlight holiday art and crafts, collectibles, antiques and gifts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. $4. (419) 213-2206 or (419) 436-1457.
“The Nutcracker” in a Nutshell: Children in fifth grade and younger can learn about the ballet’s story and basic moves and try a related craft. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration after Nov. 2: (419) 259-5240.
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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. 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.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, Fayette Church of Nazarene, 511 S. Fayette St., Fayette.
> 1-7 p.m. Nov. 4, Liberty Center High School, 103 W. Young St., Liberty Center.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, Fifth-Third Bank, 1 SeaGate.
> 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Oberhaus Park Pavilion, 700 block W. Maumee Ave., Napoleon.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Custar American Legion, N. Superior St., Custar.
> 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-11, BGSU Student Union.
> 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Port Clinton Moose, 1105 N. Lakeshore, Port Clinton.
> 12:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee.
> Noon-5 Wesley Lodge, 510 Central Ave., Lakeside.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, St. Anthony Church & School, 4605 St. Anthony, Temperance, Mich.
> 6 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, Fulton County Health Center, 725 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.
> 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13, UT ROTC, 2801 W. Bancroft St.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
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 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 Fair Trade,” by Dianne Westhovan and Joanie Kimble, owners of Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts, Nov. 5.
> “Women and Heart Disease: There is a Difference” with Dr. Donna Woodson, director of UT’s Women’s Health Center, at Mulford Library Cafe, Health Science Campus, Library Circle off Arlington Avenue, Nov 12.
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, such as tealeaf readings by Retha Martin. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 4, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $12-$20. Reservations required: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
Metroparks Seniors: Nature’s Nursery. Staff members from the wildlife rehabilitation center will offer a closer peek at the animals. For those 60 and older. 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
The Battle of the Wabash: Also known as St. Clair’s defeat, this fight resulted in the greatest loss of American forces against the Indians in the Army’s history. Author Nancy Knapke will relate the facts of this battle, which eventually led to the Battle of Fallen Timbers. 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Wolcott Museum Complex church, 1031 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Browning Lunch & Learn: Lucy Shelton Caswell, curator of Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library & Museum, will discuss the center’s mission. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. $5 for lunch. (419) 878-4055.
Dancing with the HR Stars: The Toledo Human Resources Association Conference will feature Judson Laipply, creator of “Evolution of Dance” videos, as comedic keynote speaker. Other highlights will be discussions of leadership, organizational change and influence. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 5, Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $50-$180. Registration: (419) 885-8505, (800) 882-7042 or www.employersassociation.com.
Sweet Success Gala: This fundraiser for Diabetes Youth Services will feature gourmet grazing stations and silent and live auctions. 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 6, Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Perrysburg. $75. (419) 887-8739 or www.dys4kids.org.
FOCUS Fall Event: This event, a fundraiser for the Family Outreach Community United Services, will feature a casino night theme. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Sullivan Center, 2049 Parkside Blvd. $50. (419) 244-2175, ext. 140.
Tour Toledo Preview of Homes: The city will highlight new dwellings in developing areas as part of the Dream to Own program, which offers down-payment assistance and other funding for first-time buyers. Noon-6 Nov. 6-8, 120 Clifton Road, 3634 Willow Run and 3660 Burton Ave. (419) 245-1417.
Vendor Extravaganza: Retailers will include Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, Silpada, Tupperware and more, all offering their wares for the holidays. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Northwood Middle School, 500 Lemoyne Road, Northwood. (419) 691-4321.
The World at War: Gaming experts will help visitors re-enact battles from War of 1812 and world wars I and II in miniature, no experience is required. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Nov. 7, Fort Meigs conference center, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
Mobile Meals of Toledo Wine Gala: This event aims to go beyond grazing stations to a sit-down dual-entree dinner with wine, plus a live band for dancing and live and silent auctions. 6 p.m.-midnight Nov. 7, Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $125. (419) 381-8851 or (419) 255-7806.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. Nov. 7 and 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.
Bunco Party: Roll the dice and try your luck (and some lunch) at this event for women. Prizes will be awarded. No experience necessary. 1:30-6 p.m. Nov. 8, 2439 Tremainsville Hall. $20. Registration: (419) 787-3365 or www.BuncoClub.net.
Food Expo & Women’s Show: Vendors will share and sell their foodstuffs and health, beauty and home improvement innovations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $6. (419) 255-3300; (800) 243-4667.
Toledo Relay for Life kickoff: This annual American Cancer Society event will light it up, promising more birthdays and more candles. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Westgate parking lot (near Costco), 3405 W. Central Ave. (888) 227-6446, ext. 5206.
A Woman’s Gala: Gift ideas, food and fashion demonstrations and wine tastings are planned. Area artists and merchants will offer their goods, too. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Gordon Design Gallery, 6418 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 837-2221.
“Extreme Makeover Home Edition” @@ One Year Later with Jackie Frisch: This “ordained minister will share her amazing story of how a national primetime TV show blessed her family of 13. 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5207.
Ladies’ Night: Three jewelry artists will be on hand to adorn and bedeck fans of gems, beads and all things sparkly. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10, Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville. (419) 287-3274.
Tai Chi: Jan Gilson will offer a hands-on introduction to this exercise that can reduce stress, keep joints working smoothly and improve flexibility. Join 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Ask an Attorney: Specialists in patents, trademarks and copyright will answer questions and “provide an overview of intellectual property.” Brent L. Bond of MacMillan, Sobanski and Todd, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Searles Conference Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
Book sale: The Friends of Way Public Library will hold a used book sale to benefit the library’s programs and services. 3-7 p.m. Nov. 12, library’s lower level gallery, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Resume Review: Participants will get a tutorial on resumes and cover letters with advice about online resume sites, and those who bring their resumes on flash drives or rewritable discs will have the documents reviewed and rewritten by Job Solutions of Wood County. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Way Public Library technology lab, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Registration: (419) 874-3135, ext. 134. www.waylibrary.info.
Historical Michigan Train Series: The Ragweed Railway. Local historian and author Trudy Urbani will discuss this line, which delivered milk and passengers in southeast Michigan. 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
Public Star Watch: A lecture about astronomy will be followed by a dark-sky viewing from deep in a meadow. Telescopes are welcome. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Bird Hikes for Adults: Fans of the flighted will explore the winged world. Binoculars and bird guides welcome. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
Church Bazaar: Crafts, a variety of vendors, collectibles and a bake sale will be available. The church Men’s Group will provide lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local missions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. (419) 885-2023.
Meet the author: Local author Dr. James Raven will sign copies of his book, “The Artist’s Eye.” 1 p.m. Nov. 14, Borders, Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St.
Attracting Winter Birds to Your Backyard: Participants will learn the basics of feeding stations. 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Yoga for Food: Zen in the District yoga studio will introduce visitors to the practice in exchange for a donation to the SeaGate Food Bank. 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, Park Lane Luxury Apartments, 142 23rd St. $10 or a bag of groceries. (419) 255-4455 or (419) 244-4936.
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.
> “Paris: City of Art.” UT art history students selected work from TMA’s collection depicting the City of Light and creations of the city’s artists. Nov. 6-March 14, Hitchcock and Stevens galleries.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900.
> “Action/Reaction”: Video Installations. When viewed in the context of one to another, these works pose questions about the temporal and mysterious nature of human existence. Through Jan. 3.
> “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. Through 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.
“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 through 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 through 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.
“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.
“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. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 26, second floor gallery, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
“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.
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.
> “Mystery in the Museum”: 2 p.m. Oct. 31.
> Museum highlights: 2 p.m. Nov. 1.
> Chihuly exhibition: 7 p.m. Nov. 6; 2 p.m. Nov. 7; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Glass Pavilion.
> “LitGraphic” exhibition: 7 p.m. Nov. 13; 2 p.m. Nov. 14; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
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
> Pumpkins: 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.
> Hot glass flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Nov. 6.
> Flame-worked Marbles: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Nov. 6.
> Glass Icicles: 10 and 11 a.m. and noon Nov. 7.
> Glass Flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Nov. 13; 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 14.
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.
ARTalk: Maria Tomasula, associate professor of painting at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss her recent work, which features themes of mortality, regeneration and human relations. 5-6 p.m. Nov. 2, Room 1101, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-9395.
Celebrating Nature Through Photography contest reception: The Naturalists’ Camera Club of Toledo will give a presentation and all entries in this competition will be on display. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
ArtWalk: Retailers will display artists’ work for strolling visitors to peruse. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 6, downtown Findlay. (419) 422-4624 or artspartnership.com.
“The Art of Books and the Written Word”: Larry Nichols, the William Hutton curator of European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, will lead this gallery talk. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
TMA Workshops: No experience is necessary for these three-hour classes for those 14 and older. 2445 Monroe St. $65. Register: (419) 254-5080. www.toledomuseum.org.
> Tree earrings: Jane Lamanna will help visitors make tree earrings for the holidays using beads and wire. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6, metalsmithing studio.
> Eat Your Words: Dan Barczak will lead participants in making steel dishes with stories. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13, blacksmithing studio.
“Chihuly Toledo!” tour: This tour of the glass master’s exhibition is a pilot program between the TMA and Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter that offers gallery peeks for those with mild memory loss and their companions. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Parkwood entrance to TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
Collingwood Craft Party: Visitors can share ideas and techniques, learn new crafts and be inspired. Scrapbooking, quilting, needle- and beadwork are among the skills to be demonstrated. 10 a.m. Nov. 7, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $10. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
Play on Words: This TMA hands-on activity has amateur artists using varied materials and words and letters to create masterpieces. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
“The Art of Punishment: The Spectacle of the Body on the Streets of Constantinople.” A scholar of Byzantine art history, Galina Tirnanic will give this ARTalk. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 9, Fine Arts Center Room 1101, BGSU’s School of Art, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8533.
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.
> Paul Runde will demonstrate blown and sculpted works. Nov. 13.
Handmade Holidays: Creative types 10 and older of all skill levels can create unique presents for the people on their gift-giving lists. 4-6 p.m., TMA, 2445 Monroe St. $30. Register: (419) 254-5080. www.toledomuseum.org.
> Felt purse, Nov. 14.
“Panel to Panel”: Historian Jim Beard’s presentation will go from first days of the comic book in the 1900s to the rise of the graphic novel. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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.
“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. 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 23, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
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.
“Batman at 70”: An exhibition of vintage comics and collectables, a re-creation of the Bat Cave and a history of amazing bat-gadgets over the decades will mark the start of the Dark Knight’s seventh decade. Noon-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through the end of the year, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Circus! exhibition: Visitors can walk the high wire, learn to juggle or spring up to a trapeze bar and learn the science behind the circus’ wonders in 23 interactive exhibits. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, through Jan. 3, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.org.
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. 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.
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.
> African Mud Cloth Painting: Nov. 1, 3, 5.
> Color Kaleidoscopes: Nov. 8, 10, 12.
> Pyramids & Palaces: Nov. 15, 17, 19.
In the Park After Dark: A naturalist will guide visitors on this exploration of nature at night. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
National Sandwich Day: Stories and crafts are the appetizers for kids 10 and younger who can create their ideal sammies. 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 4, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Horses from the Beginning to Now: Attendees can learn about the evolving relationship between horses and people and Wildwood’s equine past. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Tea in the Solarium: Delicious sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Noon-3 Nov. 6, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s manor house, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 508-0951.
Number of the Day: 40! Children 3-6 can celebrate four decades of sunny days and friendly neighbors. 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5231. toledolibrary.org.
Wee Workshop: Winter’s Coming, Let’s Get Ready! Children 3-5 and their adult companions will learn how the park’s residents prepare for the cold. 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
American Girl Tea Party: Fans of this steeped-in-history dolls are invited to bring their favorites for a pour. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Young People’s Concert: FMB Fever! Come and a look into the world of the marching band, featuring BGSU’s own Falcon Marching Band led by Dr. Carol Hayward. Plan to join the ranks of the band! 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Bryan Recital Hall. $1-$2. (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
Black Holes: This production immerses audiences in animations of birth and death @@ of the universe, stars and galaxies. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. Reservations: (419) 517-8897.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants.
> 2-4 p.m. Nov. 7, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
> Noon-3 Nov. 14, Packer-Hammersmith Center, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon.
Feathers, Fur & Fun: An animal-themed story will be followed by introductions to some Nature’s Nursery neighbors.
> 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240.
> 2-2:45 p.m. Nov. 7, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
> 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
All Saints Polka Mass and chicken dinner: Lunch will be served until the paprikas runs out. Drive-through carryouts will be available, too. Mass, 11 a.m.; dinner ($7-$9), noon-4, Nov. 8, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford. (419) 666-1393, ext. 101.
Homesteading: Visitors can try drop-spindle spinning to make thread for blankets, stocking hats and socks. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Johlin Cabin, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Get Your Green On: A Healthy Home. These programs are aimed at getting parents and families interested in living a greener lifestyle. This last gathering will explore environmentally friendly cleaning products. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 9, Children’s Program Room, Children’s Library, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Register: (419) 259-5209. www.toledolibrary.org.
College Admissions From the Inside Out: Participants can ask questions about campus visits, admission tests, applications, early decision and financial aid. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 9, Way Public Library lower level, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
“Batman at 70”: Historian Jim Beard will host a “Dark Knight” video chat with comic book writer Greg Rucka. Features a companion exhibition. 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Drawing Fun: This story time will feature creative kids and drawing books to inspire visitors to make their own drawings. 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Game Night: Visitors are invited to play Monopoly, Risk or another game with family and friends. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 10, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: This three-ring spectacle takes things over the top, with the ringmaster and a clown competing for control of the magical top hat the controls the show. Tigers, elephants, aerialists, dogs and more will perform. 7 p.m. Nov. 11-13; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14; and 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 15, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $11-$65. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
Game Day: Teens can play board games with friends. 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Lucky Charms: Teens and tweens are invited to prepare for Friday the 13th by designing a lucky stone. 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”: Fans of Greg Heffley are invited for an afternoon of Wimpy Kid-inspired activities. 2-2:45 p.m. Nov. 14, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. Registration: (419) 259-5250.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Love Laughs at Andy Hardy,” Nov. 2.
> “The Little Princess,” Nov. 9.
> “Inspector General,” Nov. 16.
“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.
“Spend Sunday Afternoon with Cary Grant”: A different film from the suave legend’s career will be shown. 2 p.m. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
> “Big Brown Eyes,” Nov. 1.
> “Suspicion,” Nov. 8.
> “I Was a Male War Bride,” Nov. 15.
“Fully Awake: The Black Mountain College Experience.” This documentary looks at the educational style and significance of the experimental college based in North Carolina that fostered the beat poets and more. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
Hillsong United: This popular Australian musical group’s concert from their church in Sydney will be broadcast with a live introduction by lead singer Joel Houston and concluded with the band’s documentary, “The I Heart Revolution: We’re All in This Together.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 891-5039.
Movie Madness: Film fans can get their fill of funny movies and popcorn. 3:45-4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
“The Captive”: A schoolgirl tries to discover her identity after she is told she’s the daughter of activists who “disappeared” in the 1970s in Argentina. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“University, Inc.”: Filmmaker Kyle Henry will screen his documentary about the “corporatization” of the academy. Shown with “The Subtext of a Yale Education.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3. (419) 530-2452.
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.
> “A Clockwork Orange,” Nov. 7.
“Turandot”: A ruthless Chinese princess hates men so much that she has any suitor who can’t solve her riddles beheaded. Who could win her love? Broadcast live by New York’s Metropolitan Opera at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 ($15-$22); recorded encore, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 ($15-$18), Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-5039.
“Twilight” Movie Mania: The vampire love story will be shown on a big screen, and games and door prizes will get fans ready for the next movie. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 878-3055.
“The Quorum”: Combining oral history and archival materials, this documentary features a New Orleans coffee house opened during the height of the civil rights battles. Because it was open to people of all racial backgrounds, it became a target of harassment and police raids. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Hanna Hall’s Gish Film Theater, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-2719.
“Aida”: This Egyptian love triangle by Verdi will be brought to life by New York’s Metropolitan Opera and broadcast across the country. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 (encore broadcast), Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $22. (419) 891-5039.
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.
> Halloween Party with Kentucky Chrome: Oct. 31.
> Jeff Stewart: Nov. 5.
> Jordan/Chris Brown duo: Nov. 6.
> True Brew: Nov. 7.
> Rick Whited: Nov. 12.
> The Dirty Girl Scouts: Nov. 13.
> Celtic Cross: Nov. 14.
Bronze Boar: Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
> Gin Bunny: Oct. 31.
> Russel Martin & Relics: Nov. 6.
> Crucial 420: Nov. 7.
> River Edge: Nov. 12.
> Ten Inch Willy: Nov. 13.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: Nov. 14.
Cla-Zel Theater: This venue has been rocking BGSU students (and others) for years. 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 353-5000 or www.clazel.net.
> Lucciana Costa, indie singer/songwriter: 7 p.m. Nov. 6, $10-$12.
> Neko Case, alt-rock darling: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, $20-$25.
> Corey Smith with the Elms: 7 p.m. Nov. 11, $12-$15.
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.
> Gunnar Mossblad & Friends: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
> Gene Parker Trio: Wednesdays.
> Andre Wright Trio: Thursdays.
> Ramona Collins: Oct. 30-31, $10.
> Dick Lane: Nov. 6, $10.
> Mike Woody: Nov. 7, $10.
> Gunnar Mossblad: Nov. 13-14, $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.
> East River Drive: 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 6; 9 p.m. Nov. 7, $2.
> Mudfoot and the Lost Soles: 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13, $2.
> Suburban Legend: 9 p.m. Nov. 14, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, Secret Swords, Pip Boys: 9 p.m. Oct. 31, $8-$10.
> (hed)p.e.: 7 p.m. Nov. 2, $13-$15.
> Mia Dyson, Steven Mullen & the Storm: 8 p.m. Nov. 5, $8-$10.
> Always Falling, Set It Off, First Kiss Denial: 5 p.m. Nov. 6, $6-$8.
> The New Collisions: 9 p.m. Nov. 6, $5-$7.
> All the Day Holiday: 6 p.m. Nov. 7, $6-$8.
> Dr. Manhattan: 9 p.m. Nov. 7, basement show.
> Flaw: 8 p.m. Nov. 9, $10-$13.
> Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize: Noon Nov. 10, $13-$15.
> The Red Scare, Hazard Perry, the Tides, Faux Pas: 9 p.m. Nov. 12, $5-$7.
> Gwen Stacy, Ice Nine Kills, Stray From the Path, Once at War, They Speak of Saints: 4 p.m. Nov. 13, $8-$10.
> Jucifer, Peregrine, Megaton Hammer, Smoke Theory: 9 p.m. Nov. 14, $6-$8.
> Battle of the Bands: 4 p.m. Nov. 15, $8-$10.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Finch; BlesstheFall; Drop Dead, Gorgeous; Of Mice and Men; Let’s Get It: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, $13-$15.
> Chip Tha Ripper: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, $15-$18.
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).
> The Real Magicians: 6 p.m. Nov. 5.
> It’s Essential: Nov. 6.
> John Barile: Nov. 7.
> Whiskey Dinner: 6 p.m. Nov. 11.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. Nov. 12.
> Swamp Kings: Nov. 13.
> Jeff Williams: Nov. 14.
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.
> Boogie Matrix Halloween party: Oct. 31.
> Toledo School for the Arts: 4 p.m. Nov. 1.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Halloween Party: The Murphys and Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Combo, costumes welcome. Oct. 31.
> Toledo School for the Arts: 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333.
> Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute band): 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, $7.
> Tesla: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, $24.
> Ozzmosis (Ozzy Osborne tribute) and Local Anesthetic: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, $7.
Ragtime Rick’s Second Edition: The tavern/restaurant devoted to jazz and ragtime has reopened in a new location and rededicated itself to music and fun. 301 River Road, Maumee. (419) 389-0956.
> Gene Parker & the Jazz Trio: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
> Ragtime Rick & Wes Linenkugel: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Thursdays.
> The Cake Walkin’ Jass Band: 8:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays.
> Ragtime Rick & Banjo Betsy: 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays.
Swig: This new restaurant/pub offers acoustic tunes weekly. 219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-6223.
> Gregg Aranda, Oct. 31.
> Jeff Stewart, Nov. 6.
> Shane Piasecki, Nov. 7.
> Kyle White, Nov. 13.
> Gregg Aranda, Nov. 14.
> Chris Konop, Nov. 20.
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.
Celtic Woman: The all-female vocal group performs modern and old-fashioned sounds based on ancient music. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $30-$60. (419) 381-8851.
O.A.R.: This band could inspire many to turn their cars around for this show, opened by Elmwood. 7 p.m. Nov. 3, UT’s Savage Arena, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $17.50-$32.50. (419) 530-4653.
Club Friday: Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Nov. 6: Ramona Collins (jazz).
The Boogie Woogie Kid: Pianist Matthew Ball has been described as a “rising giant” in the blues and boogie-woogie music scene. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: This rockin’ wintertime tradition is touring in support of its new album, “Night Castle.” Expect more than the usual light and sound show. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $35-$55. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
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.
> UT department of music: Nov. 8.
> Robert Satterlee, BGSU pianist, with guest flutist Marcia Henry: Nov. 15.
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.
> Oboe students of BGSU’s Jacqueline Leclair, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10.
> Graduate String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.
Keb’ Mo’: This singer-songwriter and guitarist “has reinvented the blues for modern times.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $26-$50. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
“The Magic Flute”: Part of the Toledo Symphony’s Mozart & More series, this performance will include compositions by Wagner and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $29-$33. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Brahms and Friends: The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Overture, Bizet’s symphony and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. Nov. 14, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $24.50-$49. (734) 994-4801 or www.a2so.com.
Sounds of the Stadium: The BGSU Marching Band will bring the Falcons’ fighting spirit indoors in this performance. 3 p.m. Nov. 15, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $7-$10. (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
The Chenille Sisters: These peppy singers will be joined by Ariel & Zoey and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $14. (800) 345-3000, michtheater.org/series_njfk.php or Ticketmaster.com.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $12-$14 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Tim Kidd: 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 31.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Ralphie May: 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 31, $27.
> Vanessa Fraction: 8 p.m. Nov. 4, $10.
> Malik S: 8 p.m. Nov. 5, $10.
> Pauly Shore: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6; 7 and 10 p.m. Nov. 7; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, $27.
> Hypnotist Anthony Potmesil: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11, $10.
> John Rathbone: 7 p.m. Nov. 12; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 7 and 10 p.m. Nov. 14; and 7 p.m. Nov. 15, $14-$16.
“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. 31, Valentine Theatre’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $15. glacity.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.
“Don Quixote”: The Bowling Green Opera Theater will produce Georg Philipp Telemann’s version of Cervantes’ masterwork in tandem with “Master Pedro’s Puppet Show.” The shows will be preceded by opera forums in Bryan Recital Hall. 7:15 p.m. Nov. 6 and 2:15 p.m. Nov. 8, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719.
“Fiddler on the Roof”: Oregon Community Theatre will present this classic musical about a father hoping to find a proper husband for his daughter. 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, Fassett Middle School Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. $12-$15. (419) 691-1398 or www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
“Accomplice”: The plot twists in this comedy-thriller reveal surprises about marriage and business. 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 13-14 and 19-21 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22, Toledo Rep’s Tenth Street Theatre, 16 10th St. $18. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“Murder Among Friends”: The angles of a love triangle plan to off one another in two murder plots, but when a death does occur, it’s not according to plan. 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Village Players Theater, 2740 Upton Ave. between Monroe St. and Central Ave. (419) 472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.
“Seussical”: The Cat in the Hat comes back in this musical based on the beloved children’s book author’s works, staged by Sylvania’s Northview High School. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8, Franciscan Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $10-$12. (419) 824-3999.
Anthony Bourdain: Host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” and executive chef at New York’s famed bistro Les Halles, Bourdain is the author of the bestselling “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” 8 p.m. Nov. 7, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $32.50-$65. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
“Falstaff”: A rotund knight’s personality wins many conquests (and enemies) in this comedic Verdi opera with a libretto based loosely on Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” and other plays. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $50-$95. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
“All Shook Up”: Toledo School for the Arts will put on this musical, featuring Elvis songs and based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 7 p.m. Nov. 5-7 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $5-$10. (419) 246-8732, ext. 226.
“Breakfast at Frannie’s”: Inspired by an Adrian, Mich., eatery, this play involves a restaurant owner in failing health, his brother with a disability and loyal cafe patrons. 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 3 p.m. Nov. 15, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $13-$22. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
“Twain Tall Tales”: The Black Swamp Players will stage a production based on the humorist’s far-fetched stories. 8 p.m. Nov. 13-14, 2 p.m. Nov. 15, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. $8-$10. (419) 352-9337, (419) 575-2259 or www.blackswampplayers.org.
“1984”: The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild will present a multimedia presentation about George Orwell’s dystopian story about man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching. 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $4-$10. Reservations: (419) 448-8544, ext. 29. www.ritztheatre.org.
“Machinal”: Loosely based on a scandalous trial, this play examines the circumstances that could drive a young woman to murder. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 18-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22, UT’s Center for Performing Arts, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $9-$13. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/BoxOffice.
“Patience”: Bowling Green Opera Theater will perform this Gilbert & Sullivan work. 2 p.m. Nov. 14, Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
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.