Compiled by Whitney Meschke
Events are subject to change.
Once Upon a Christmas: Fremont’s Festival of Lights holiday parade (4 p.m. Nov. 28, Rodger Young Park to Flag Park) will kick off a week of seasonal fun, from I Spy Window, Where’s Rudy and Ugly Sweater contests to wine tastings, historical walking tours and a free holiday movie. Nov. 28-Dec. 5. (419) 332-8696 or www.downtownfremontohio.org.
Hannah’s Socks Holiday Drive: New clothing essentials, including socks and undergarments for all ages, will be accepted Nov. 28-Dec. 16 at The Shoe Dept., Second Sole or Stride Rite, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
“Mary Wolcott’s ‘Southern Hospitality’ in the Maumee Valley”: Visitors can see how the Louisville, Ky., transplant would have celebrated the holidays in northwest Ohio in the early 1800s. Noon-4 Thursdays-Sundays with guided tours at 12:30 and 2:30 through Dec. 19, Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $5 adults, $4 seniors and $2.50 students. (419) 893-9602.
Gloves for Love: Donors can bring new gloves to hang on the tree or string throughout the store for the Salvation Army to distribute for Christmas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 20, New Beginnings Collectibles and Antiques, 114 S. Lane St., Blissfield, Mich. (517) 606-2560.
Santa’s Wonderland: Children can try crafts (noon-5 weekends; see below); games and activities, including slot car racing, remote control cars, Strike Base fishing and laser arcades, during store hours (9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays); and get free photos with Santa (5-8 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-5 Sundays and Dec. 24; and noon-9 Dec. 21-23) at the outdoorsperson’s wonderland, Bass Pro Shops. Through Dec. 24, 10000 Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford. Free. (419) 891-3900.
> Santa bobbers, Nov. 28-29.
> Reindeer hats, Dec. 5-6.
> Reindeer candy canes, Dec. 12-13.
> Cookie decorating, Dec. 19-20.
12 Days of Shopping: The mall is planning weekend events through Dec. 20. Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317 or westfield.com/franklinpark.
> 2nd day: Sign up to win a laptop or Smartphone. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 28.
> 3rd day: Tree lighting: Activities will be held at the Imagination Station, food samples will be available and the lights will twinkle to life at 6 p.m. off Sylvania Avenue across from Dick’s. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29.
> 4th day: Santa’s Workshop. Half-off photos with Santa, plus story time with Santa, Imagination Station activities and free Build-A-Bear while supplies last). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4, $10 (benefits the Junior League).
> 5th day: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 5.
> 6th day: Sounds of the Season. Local choirs will perform throughout the day. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6. Also, Paws with Claus, pet photos with Santa: 4-6 p.m.
> 7th day: Shoppers can get pieces of cookie cake and a keepsake glass holiday ornament for $7 donations, and local charities will hold a silent auction. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 11.
> 8th day: Tips on how to “go green” for the holidays. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 12.
> 9th day: Shoppers can have up to two gifts, bought at the mall, wrapped for free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 13. Also, the mall will host a Chanukah celebration.
> 10th day: Shoppers can enter to win a trip for two and a shopping spree. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 18.
> 11th Day of Christmas: Visitors can register to win a jewelry shopping spree. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 19.
> 12th day: Children who have submitted their holiday wishes have been entered to have those wishes granted. The winner will be drawn Dec. 20.
Carriage Rides: Horses will lead the way in this holiday treat. $5 a family; benefits Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19; and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Christmas at the Farm: After selecting from 50,000 trees, families can visit the bake and craft shops and try some chili, cocoa and a variety of activities, including meeting with Santa. Reindeer and farm animals will greet visitors, and kids can ride ponies and the barrel train. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 weekends, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. Trees, $40 and less. (419) 461-1298.
Photos with Santa: Kids can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa; adults can get photos of the memories. Noon-8 Nov. 28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 14-19 and 21-23 (break 3:45-4:45); noon-5 Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20; 3-7 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and 7-10; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24 (break at 1), Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Santa! Visitors can share their hearts’ desires with the bearded one and get photos snapped. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20 (until 7 on Dec. 6); 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 28, 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 5, 7-12, 14-19 and 21-23; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 4; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24 (breaks from 1-2 and 5-6), Macy’s court (Talmadge Road side), Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. Photo package prices: $17-$49. (419) 473-3317.
Holiday Homes Tour: A self-guided tour of Greenfield Village’s “porches and parlors district” will offer firsthand sights, sounds, smells and traditions of the season throughout American history. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 27, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. Included with village admission: $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Lights Before Christmas: So many lights, you’ll think it’s daytime. Or dusk, at least. Illuminated animal images, an 85-foot tree more incandescent than the one at Rockefeller, ice-carving demonstrations, carolers, model trains, “dancing lights” and the Man in Red™ make this event a Toledo tradition. 5-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 5-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24-25), Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $7-$10. (419) 385-4040, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Holiday gift show: Highlights will include color reduction relief prints by Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty, functional ceramics by John Leyland, smaller works unseen for many years by Denise Keeley and hand blown glass by Mark Wagar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 3, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. Route 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
Holidays in Henry Ford: A giant tree, vintage model train displays, make-and-take holiday keepsakes, daily readings of holiday classics, visits with Santa (through the 24th) and more are planned to ring in the holidays. 9:30-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 3 (closed Dec. 25), 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. Included with museum admission: $11-$15; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Christmas in the Village: Pemberville will sprout spirit, offering carriage rides and visits with Santa, tours of the town’s oldest home and a Festival of Trees ($5), each evergreen decorated in a theme. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 28, downtown. (419) 287-3274.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Performers, music and Santa are expected at this celebration of light. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28, The Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
Toledo Holiday Parade: “Floats will glide along downtown streets to the beat of marching bands and the cheers of children.” 11 a.m. Nov. 28, Summit and Jefferson streets.
Maumee Holiday Light Parade & Festivities: Fifty lighted floats will drift by onlookers, carrying Santa from Ford Field to the Maumee Indoor Theater, where he will gather holiday wishes. Downtown storefronts will participate in decorating contests, and customers can try to find the nine reindeer hidden among their windows. Street entertainers will perform before the parade, and runners can take part in the 5K Holiday Hustle ($20-$25). 5 p.m. Nov. 28, along Conant Street. www.maumee.org.
Canadian Brass Holiday Pops: This golden group will celebrate the season with the Toledo Symphony. 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $21-$60. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Christmas Bazaar Art & Craft Show: Local artists and crafters will show off their talents. Will Santa Claus put them on the nice list? He’ll be there. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland.
Sauder Village Holiday Lantern Tours: Costumed guides will lead visitors with candle-lit lanterns throughout the village to meet historical characters, experience northwest Ohio holiday customs of the past, take part in a hymn sing and receive gifts appropriate to the late 1800s. Depart every half hour 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 11 and 12, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $6-$10. Reservations: (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Holiday Classics series: Film fans can see seasonal favorites on the big screen for free by donating nonperishable food. 10 a.m. Saturdays, Franklin Park 16: Cinema Deluxe, 5001 Monroe St., 2nd floor, Sylvania Avenue side. (419) 891-5039.
> “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Nov. 28.
> “White Christmas,” Dec. 5.
> “Home Alone,” Dec. 12.
> “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 19.
Crafts for Christmas: Items from jewelry and clothing to painting, floral decor and more will be showcased at the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild’s largest annual show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. toledocraftsmansguild.org.
Christmas Tree Festival: So what if turkey leftovers are overflowing in the fridge. Christmas is coming! Jingle bell season will open with pony and wagon rides, entertainment, crafts, hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn … and Santa Claus. Noon-5 Nov. 28-29, Matthes Evergreen Farm, 13416 Lulu Road, Ida, Mich. (734) 269-2668 or www.matthesevergreenfarm.com.
“The Nutcracker”: The classic holiday production will feature the Ballet Theatre of Toledo dancing director Nigel Burgoine’s choreography. 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 2 p.m. Nov. 29, Maumee Performing Arts Center, 1147 Saco St., Maumee. $16-$36. (419) 861-0895 or www.ballettheatreoftoledo.org.
“The Santaland Diaries”: Glacity Theatre Collective will enact David Sedaris’ tale of doing time as Santa’s indentured servant, a.k.a. an elf, at Macy’s. 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Dec. 4-5 and 11-12; 2 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 13, Valentine Theater’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $20. glacity.org.
Letters to Santa: Those who drop off letters to Santa in his mailbox next to the Santa House will receive responses from the jolly old elf himself. One lucky correspondent will win a prize package. Nov. 28-Dec. 24, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
“The 3-1/2 Stories of Christmas”: An angel-in-training relates and demonstrates, with the audience’s help, “how light came into the world.” 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-1540 or www.toledostpats.org.
Mannheim Steamroller: This band’s Christmas show has become a holiday tradition for many. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $29-$69. (419) 381-8851, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Home for the Holidays: The holiday parade and its float contest will be followed by children’s crafts, the tree-lighting ceremony (5 p.m.), music and community caroling. 2-6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Louisiana Avenue and Hood Park, Perrysburg. www.visitperrysburg.com.
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.
> Wrapping Paper: Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 3.
> “Hand”-made Holidays: Dec. 6, 8 and 10.
> Diverse Decorations: Dec. 13, 15 and 17.
> Starry Night: Dec. 20, 22 and 24.
> Hats and Noisemakers: Dec. 27, 29 and 31.
Hayes Train Special: Visitors are the engineers of these model choo-choos, set loose on a 12-by-24-foot, three-tier layout featuring a miniature Victorian village. All of the trains are styles that relate to President Hayes and his family. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, Nov. 29-Jan. 9, (closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1), Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $2-$6. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Families are invited to make a craft, then walk to the Highland Park Shelter House for treats and caroling. 7-8 p.m. Dec. 1, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Mrs. Claus & Ellie the Elf: This pair will visit from the North Pole, bringing along stores, dances, songs, skits and more. 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
Snowman Stories: These “special winter friends” will be celebrated, and kids will make something to remember them by. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 1, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
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. Register: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
> Santa: Dec. 8.
> Gingerbread: Dec. 15.
Christmas Tea: Holiday treats will be served in the holiday-decorated Wolcott House. 1 p.m. Dec. 2, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $15. Reservations: (419) 893-9602.
Tree Trimming: Share tidings of seasonal joy by decorating the library tree, then trying stories, crafts and treats. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
“Messiah”: The University Choral Society will be joined by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for this performance of Handel’s holiday masterwork. 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $7-$10. (419) 372-8888 or (800) 589-2224.
Shake Your Snowglobes: Preschoolers and their adults will make their own holiday snowglobes and can share theirs from home. 10 a.m. Dec. 2, Oak Grove School, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Christmas Tree Festival: Local organizations decorate faux firs and evergreens in a variety of holiday themes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Dec. 2-31, Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, Mich. (734) 240-7780 or www.co.monroe.mi.us/museum.
Browning Lunch & Learn: Ann Lux will discuss the history of Christmas ornaments. 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. $5 for lunch. Reservations: (419) 878-4055.
Holiday Cards: Teens are invited to make missives for the homebound. 2:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. (419) 666-0924 or www.rossfordlibrary.org.
Simpson Garden Park by Candlelight: After walking trails lit by more than 500 luminaries, visitors can try refreshments, sing with members of the Bowling Green Community Band and visit with the Clauses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (Dec. 10 if raining), 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. (419) 308-4213 or www.bgohio.org/parks-and-recreation.
Christmas dinners at Spiegel Grove: Visitors can go back in time, immersing themselves in Victorian atmosphere, starting with a carriage ride to the Hayes home, Union Army escort inside, period entertainment and a feast created from menus served at state dinners when Hayes was president. 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 3-5, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $250. Reservations: (800) 998-7737. www.rbhayes.org.
“The Night Before Christmas @@ The Whole Story”: Based on the Clement C. Moore tale, this production features carols, dance, special effects and new musical numbers. 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4; 2, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5; and 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $8-$16. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”: The tale of George Bailey’s dilemma @@ is his life worth living? @@ becomes musical. 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 and 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13, Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. $15. (419) 422-4624 or www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org.
Name That Carol Contest: Teens and tweens can test their knowledge of Christmas tune lyrics. Treats await the masters. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, Dec. 3-23, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Christmas by Candlelight @@ A Ladies’ Night Out: This dinner party fundraiser, featuring a potluck buffet, silent auction and holiday music, will raise money for Beach House Family Shelter. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8830 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich.; reservations: (419) 266-3675. 6 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Road; reservations: (734) 777-9593. $10-$20 donation.
Glenn Becks’ “Christmas Sweater: A Return to Redemption.” People come to terms with tragedy, family, redemption, love and the power of faith in a presentation that includes traditional Christmas carols, gospel hymns and original songs. 8 p.m. Dec. 3; encore, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $18-$20. (419) 891-5039.
Winter Art: A TMA hands-on activity. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Poinsettia Tour: Fans of the festive flora can get a rare tour of a greenhouse that grows the holiday plants and see some Ohio State University cultivar trials. 1-2 p.m. Dec. 4, from Wood County Park District headquarters, 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green. Registration: reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org or (800) 321-1897.
Holiday Gala: Support the historical society by attending this dinner featuring international holiday dishes and seasonal performances. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4, Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $20. (419) 352-0967.
’Tis the Secor: For the third year, the Secor Building’s artists will open their studios and galleries for this holiday celebration and art sale. Live entertainment and refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 4, 425 Jefferson Ave. (419) 297-3822.
Senior Holiday Party: The public is invited to celebrate the season with the region’s older adults, with live entertainment, a seasonal luncheon and a visit from Santa to boot. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. $5-$7.50. Reservations: (419) 382-0624 or www.areaofficeonaging.com.
Arts Extravaganza: BGSU’s creative types will perform, exhibit, read and dance. In addition, a holiday gift sale will take place. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 4, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525.
“A Christmas Carol”: Charles Dickens’ classic tale of a miser who learns to love more than his money is brought to life by the Toledo Rep and features big sets, wonderful costumes, original music and holiday favorites played by a live orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $20-$25. (419) 243-9277, (419) 381-8851 or www.toledorep.org.
Heralding the Holidays: The garden in winter, an array of locally made gifts to choose from, spiced cider, hot chocolate and a visit from St. Nick! Resident artists’ groups will demonstrate techniques and sell their work. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon-5 Dec. 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.
“Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas”: The Lourdes College Drama Society will stage vignettes based on the short stories of Robert Fulgham. 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6, Ebeid Student Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $5. (419) 517-8881 or www.lourdes.edu.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: Get a little clip-clop while you shop. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 from Licata Jewelers, The Town Center at Levis Commons, Chappel Drive, Perrysburg. $5-$10. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
Photos with Santa: Kids can visit Santa in his workshop, and parents can take pictures with their cameras. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18; and noon-4 Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
Supper with Santa package: Admission includes a horse-drawn wagon ride Greenfield Village’s Taste of History restaurant, a cafeteria-style holiday turkey dinner, table decoration craft, holiday stories and visit from St. Nick. 4:45-10 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-20, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $12-$39.50; parking $5. Reservations: (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Holiday Nights: Roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, carolers, ice-skating, visits with Santa and his live reindeer and fireworks will spread cheer. 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-23 and 26-27, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $15-$17; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Lil’ Timbers Kids Klub: Kids can participate in a holiday story time by decorating their own Christmas ornaments. 1-2 p.m. Dec. 5, Barnes & Noble, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
’Tis the Season to be Jolly: Kids 3 and older can try stories, crafts and snacks, and visit with someone known for his jolly attitude. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240.
Make-It Take-It Holiday Crafts: Supplies will be provided for kids 11 and younger to make several projects. 2-2:45 p.m. Dec. 5, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Young People’s Concert: Holiday Stars. Musicians from BGSU’s Creative Arts Program will perform music for the holiday season. 11 a.m. Dec. 5, Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $1-$2. (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-2224.
Vocal Carol: Music and skits from “A Second Chance at Christmas” and “The House I Live In” will be compiled for a holiday production. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, St. Mark Baptist Church, 1419 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 241-1726.
Holiday Happenings: Carriage rides, cocoa and cookies will precede the big man’s arrival. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Sylvania Heritage Center Museum, 5717 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 882-4865 or (419) 882-4976.
Gatlin Brothers’ Christmas: These siblings will infuse Christmas melodies with their Southern gospel harmonies. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Central Auditorium, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. $28-$33. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
Holiday open house: Learn about environmentally friendly fixtures, systems and products; recycle old Christmas lights; and check out “green” gifts for the ecologically minded people on your gift list. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5, Green by Design, 19551 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green. (877) 636-3366 or www.starksinc.com.
The Voices of Harmony: This men’s a cappella group, which sings primarily in barbershop style, will perform slate of a holiday tunes. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274 or (877) 287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
The Old West End Common’s Park & Gazebo Lighting: Santa will welcome children and adults and flip the switch on the tree’s lights. Refreshments and entertainment will be offered, too. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Commons Park, Robinwood Avenue and Bancroft Street. (419) 244-4921 or www.womenoftheoldwestendinc.com/.
Children’s Victorian Christmas: Kids will make a historical ornament for hanging on the Oak Grove Christmas tree, and a period-style Santa will hear wishes and hand out treats. 10 a.m. Dec. 5, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Holiday Tea and Tours: Visitors can peek at the Wolcott House, the halls of which are decked, and sip some brew in celebration of the season. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $2-$3. (419) 893-9602.
Wine and cheese tasting: The St. Joseph Auxiliary will host this event, offering the “finest in holiday wines.” 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5, Sacred Heart Home Auditorium, 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon. $25 donation. Reservations: (419) 215-7675.
Holiday Ornaments: Visitors can create fancy decorations at the furnace. 2-7 p.m. Dec. 5, TMA’s Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. $100. Registration: (419) 254-5080. www.toledomuseum.org.
River East Holiday Parade: Santa and floats will be the main attractions. Add in refreshments afterward, and it’s a party. Noon Dec. 5, Weber Block Building, 101 Main St. (419) 698-2310.
Season of Light: This program will shed light on customs @@ Yule logs, Christmas tree lights, candles in windows, luminaria and the Menorah @@ involving illumination. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu.
Holiday story times: Borders will host seasonally themed tales for kids. 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park). (419) 474-3704.
> Grinchfest: Find out how Christmas was stolen and discovered in a certain mean greenie’s heart. 11 a.m. Dec. 5.
> Beckett the Bear: Borders’ ursine friend will be collecting donations for holiday book drives. 11 a.m. Dec. 12.
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.
> Block-print holiday cards and gift tags: Dec. 5.
> Silk scarf: Dec. 12.
> Dangle earrings: Dec. 19.
Repeat the Sounding Joy: Masterworks Chorale will perform its annual Christmas concert including classic carols, traditional songs and modern tributes to Christ’s birth. 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valleyview Drive. $12-$25. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.masterworkschorale.us.
Handel’s “Messiah”: The Toledo and BGSU choral societies join forces with the Toledo Symphony to perform this holiday classic. 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $25-$30. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Old Home Holiday Tours: The museum’s rooms and halls will be decked by area organizations. A model railroad will be on track on weekends, and the opening weekend will feature kids’ activities, entertainment and visits with the Clauses. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 5-19, Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $20. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Santa Train: Put the wheels in motion for a train ride featuring holiday treats, seasonal activities and music and an opportunity to meet the big man. 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19, Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $10-$13. www.murdermysterytrain.com. Reservations: (888) 467-2451.
Secret of the Star: This popular BGSU planetarium show will celebrate its 20th year of following the star of Bethlehem and seasonal traditions. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 20; 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 11, 15, 18 and 22; and 2 p.m. Dec. 19 and 24. BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Tours de Noel historic home tours: Five Old West End homes, decorated for the holidays, will be open for lookie-lous and idea-seekers; plus, a gift boutique at Park Lane Luxury Apartments (142 23rd St.) will be open, Cafe at the Park will serve meals and entertainment will permeate the day. Noon-7 Dec. 6, Historic Old West End, Collingwood Boulevard and Bancroft and Monroe streets. $3-$15. (419) 244-4921 or www.womenoftheoldwestendinc.com/.
Christmas Choral Concert: Lourdes College’s vocal groups will perform holiday music. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Franciscan Theatre, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. (419) 824-3772 or www.franciscancenter.org.
Sheri LaFontaine: “Home for the Holidays.” This Glass City gospel singer and co-host of WPOS’ Sunday morning Southern gospel music radio show will perform her second annual Christmas concert, with the help of family and friends. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Northview High School auditorium, 5403 Silica Dr., Sylvania. $5-$10; a portion of the proceeds will help victims of Philippine typhoons. (419) 870-4007 or www.toledosgoldenvoice.com.
Winter Wreath: Participants will create fresh 14-inch mixed evergreen wreaths using provided materials or embellishments brought from their own yards and gardens. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Toledo Symphony Community Concert: The band takes it on the road for a holiday gig. 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. $20. (419) 877-0607.
“Punctuation Celebration”: Author Elsa Knight Bruno will tell audiences how to slow a runaway train at the signing of her book of playful poems about periods, commas and more. 2 p.m. Dec. 6, Barnes & Noble, 4940 Monroe St. (419) 472-6164.
Holiday Cafe & Craft Show: Area crafters will offer handmade gifts, and visitors can get a bite to eat before or after a Holidays in the Manor House tour. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6-13, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Holidays in the Manor House: Area groups and individuals decorate for the season in “one of Toledo’s grandest homes.” 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6-13, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Holiday Cheer: Youngsters will make pinecone decorations for their trees or the library’s. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Holiday Happening: Children 11 and younger can drop by for some games and cookies. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Stained Glass Gift Making: Participants can make their choice of a butterfly, snowflake ornament or photo ornament (for a 4-by-6 to wallet-sized picture). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174, www.577foundation.org or www.stevesglassclass.com.
Holiday open house: Visitors can drop in for music and treats, and anyone who checks out five things will get a prize. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 8, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Teen Holiday Cookie Party: Young adults will make and decorate festive treats for this old-fashioned tea party. 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Holiday cards: Young adults will be able to listen to holiday music while making greetings for family and friends. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Youth Activity Center, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Holiday Stories: Kids can share their favorite holiday tales, sing songs and make a take-home project. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Reindeer Games: A certain red-nosed reindeer will deliver some holiday cheer. 1-2 p.m. Dec. 9, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
Teen movie: “Four Christmases.” A couple struggles to spend time with each of their parents during the holidays. 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. (419) 666-0924 or www.rossfordlibrary.org.
Metroparks Seniors and Park Pals: These disparate groups will join for wildlife bingo, make-and-eat crafts, songs and stories. 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Holiday House Walk in the Hills: Visitors start at the Toledo Opera boutique at Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Ward Pavilion, exchanging tickets for booklets and maps of participating homes in Ottawa Hills, beautifully decorated for the season. This holiday event supports Toledo Opera’s Educational Outreach Programs. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 from 4830 Central Ave. $18 (at area Kroger stores). (419) 255-7464.
Just a Jar II: Participants will get instruction on layering ingredients in pint-size canning jars to make or give as gifts. Students will assemble dessert, soup and pumpkin bread jars. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $25. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Snowflakes: Kids 10 and younger are invited to make it the flurries fly. 4 p.m. Dec. 10, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Holiday Melting Pot Christmas Tour & Tea. Enjoy the sights and sounds of holidays gone by with a special menu of International Teas and goodies. 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $20. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
“Nutcracker”: Well, it’s not a sweater or socks. Clara gets a nutcracker for Christmas, a gift that inspires some vivid dreams. Bedford Dance Academy and Sylvania Academy of Dance will stage this production. 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $8-$15. (734) 847-4944 or bedforddanceacademy.com.
Sha Na Na Rockin’ Christmas: This Christmas show will re-create the “high school hop, the a capella street corner, the Greaser Olympics” and the musical group’s celebration of Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $15-$50. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
Perrysburg Symphony Chorale Holiday Concert: The Chorale will once again join The Perrysburg Symphony in its holiday concert. 7 p.m. Dec. 12, St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5-$10. www.perrysburgsymphonychorale.org.
Sounds of the Season: The men of Voices of Harmony, an a capella, barbershop-style group, will perform holiday selections. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (419) 878-8504 or www.owens.edu/arts/.
Pemberville Holiday Gala: Music, trees and refreshments will be offered. 7-11 p.m. Dec. 12, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $15. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast with Santa: Perhaps sugarplums and candy canes will be available at this breakfast buffet with the big guy, but entertainment and giveaways are for sure. 8:30 and 10 a.m. Dec. 12, Granite City Food & Brewery, the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. $7; benefits Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Breakfast with Santa PJ Party: Kids can wear their pajamas for their meal with the Man in Red. Donations to Hannah’s Socks will be accepted, too. 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $6. Reservations: (419) 931-8883 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
“The Nutcracker”: The Toledo Symphony will accompany the Toledo Ballet in its annual production, which organizers say is the longest-running annual performance of “The Nutcracker” in the nation. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $15-$45. (419) 471-0049 or www.toledoballet.net.
Christmas SpecialTeas: A 19th-century tea, served holiday-style. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 12-13, Dillon House, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $14-$25. Reservations: (800) 998-7737. www.rbhayes.org.
“Meet Me in St. Louis”: Judy Garland stars in this film about the World’s Fair. 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $3. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
Olde Tyme Christmas: Second- to fifth-graders will get a taste of Christmas past in the foundation’s log cabin, peaking at traditional gifts, trying foods and decorating with ornaments that adorned trees of yore. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 13, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Christmas Home Tour: Residents of Whitehouse open their hearts and festively decorated houses to visitors. Door prizes will be offered, and wreaths will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit the Whitehouse Library’s children’s section. Dec. 13, various locations around Whitehouse. (419) 877-9088.
Fort Meigs holiday open house: War of 1812 “soldiers” and civilians will provide demonstrations and answer questions about the era. Visitors can enjoy holiday music, hot cider and cookies and hands-on activities and try period dancing. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 (site open an hour before and after the open house), fort visitor center, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”: A man decides his life wasn’t as wasted as he assumed. 4 p.m. Dec. 13, 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.
Purse Auction: Women Blessing Women will open the handbag bidding with celebrity auctioneers state Sen. Teresa Fedor and Sister Virginia Welsh. To pump up the holiday spirit, music and cookies will be featured, too. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 13, Mansion View Inn, 2035 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 241-9789 or womenblessingwomen.org.
Winter Festival of Crafts: The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will showcase members’ creations, from ceramics to woodworking, in this last chance to buy local juried crafts before the holidays. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. toledocraftsmansguild.org.
Sunday & Sundae Delights: Historian Judy Justus will discuss “Traditions and Truths of Christmas.” 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Gorman Nature Education Center, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Reservations: (419) 882-8313, ext. 30.
Sounds of Christmas: Central Catholic High School’s Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, Gospel Choir, Concert Band and String Orchestra will perform. 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. $7-$10. (419) 255-2280 or www.centralcatholic.org.
MOSTLY FOR ADULTS
Parents should determine appropriateness for children
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. (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.
Andersons Wine Tastings: In the mood for something a little grape? See what’s new and tasty. 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700. 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.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28, Emmaus Lutheran Church, 841 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.
> 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania.
> Noon-6 Dec. 3, Oak Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars, 251 W. Main St., Oak Harbor.
> 1-7 p.m. Dec. 3, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, Grand Rapids.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5, St. Aloysius School, 148 Enterprise St., Bowling Green.
> 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St.
> Noon-6 Dec. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 12, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12, Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee.
Ask an Attorney: Specialists in patents, trademarks and copyright will answer questions and “provide an overview of intellectual property.” Jake Ward of Fraser, Clemens, Martin and Miller, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Searles Conference Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
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.
> “Performative Politics in Chicago: Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement,” with assistant professor Carmen Phelps, Dec. 3.
Stewart Brand: “Hacking Civilization.” Writer Brand created the “Whole Earth Catalog” and co-founded the Hackers Conference. 5:10 p.m. Dec. 3, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.art-design.umich.edu/stamps/.
Grantsmanship 101: The class will feature information on grants research for not-for-profit groups, plus information on how to write proposals. 9:30-11:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Huntington Meeting Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5209. toledolibrary.org.
An Evening with Frank Warren: The creator of PostSecret, an online community art project in which people send artistically rendered secrets on postcards to Warren, who will read from some submissions and share the stories behind them. 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $32.50-$65. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
Lisa Lampanelli: When Howard Stern calls you a funny broad, certain preconceptions may arise. Lampanelli lives up to them. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $39.50. (800) 745-3000, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
The Sistine Chapel: Mary Wolfe will give a presentation on Michelangelo’s masterwork. 2:15 p.m. Dec. 5, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. (419) 824-3685.
“Busted: The Rise & Fall of Art Schlichter.” The Ohio State quarterback, All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate had lost more than $1.5 million, his image, career, family and more by his 30s. He’ll talk about his story and sign copies of his book. 1 p.m. Dec. 5, Barnes & Noble, 4940 Monroe St. (419) 472-6164.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. Dec. 5, 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.
Grandpals: Preschoolers can “adopt” grandparents for an afternoon of stories, puppet shows and crafts. Participants will make gift baskets for struggling families. 2-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5307.
Meditation: This workshop will guide beginners in stress-relief and self-exploration techniques. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
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. Dec. 10 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Friends of the Library Book Center, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207.
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. Dec. 11, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473 3317
“Snakes, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails”: Katherine Douglas will share biblical reflections from her devotional based on people and their stories about their pets. Noon Dec. 12, Barnes & Noble, 4940 Monroe St. (419) 472-6164.
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. 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.
> “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.
> “Chihuly Toledo!” Since his first Toledo showcase in 1970, this Seattle glassmaster has become linked to the Glass City with his iconic chandelier in the TMA’s Glass Pavilion. Rarely seen works from the museum’s collection and on loan from private holdings will be on display. Through Feb. 7, Glass Pavilion.
> “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. Through March 14, Hitchcock and Stevens galleries.
> TMA School Show: Students enrolled in art classes at the museum will display about 1,000 works. Dec. 4-Jan. 10, Community Gallery.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900.
> “Action/Reaction”: Video Installations. When viewed in the context of one to another, these works pose questions about the temporal and mysterious nature of human existence. Through Jan. 3.
> “Photography @@ The First 100 Years”: This historical survey of photographs from roughly the early 1840s to 1940 is taken from the DIA’s collection and includes well-known works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand. 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.
> “Government Support for the Arts: WPA Prints From the 1930s.” About 100 prints created as part of the Works Progress Administration, created to provide relief to Americans during the Great Depression. Through March 21.
“Group of 9”: This exhibition aims to showcase the region’s talented artists in a variety of media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 28, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381.
Georgette’s Art Showcase: Work from the Prizm Art Group is on display. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 30, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
Owens’ seventh annual faculty exhibition: The college’s art faculty includes award-winning graphic designers, photographers, painters, printmakers and sculptors. 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 Dec. 11, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
Southern Graphics Council traveling exhibition: Artists from across the country are included in this show, featuring works in a variety of printmaking processes. The artists will take part in a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 204 of the Fine Arts Center; a reception will follow in the Willard Wankleman Gallery. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, plus 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 13 (closed Nov. 26-30), BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525.
“Celebrating Nature Through Photography”: Shutterbugs were invited to submit their images of the greatest of northwest Ohio’s outdoors. See the results … and who won at this exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Dec. 20, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“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. 23, 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.
Art Alumni Invitational: This exhibition will celebrate the variety of works of UT alumni in a celebration of the College of Arts and Sciences centennial. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4; exhibition: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29-Jan. 10, Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition: Current and emeriti faculty and current staff members of the BGSU’s School of Art will present work in a wide range of media for this 59th annual show. Opening: 6 p.m. Dec. 4; exhibition: 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, Dec. 5-15, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU’s School of Art, Fine Arts Center, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (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.
> Chihuly exhibition: 2 p.m. Nov. 28; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29; 7 p.m. Dec. 11; 2 p.m. Dec. 12; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Glass Pavilion.
> “LitGraphic” exhibition: 7 p.m. Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
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
> Glass flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11.
> Flame-worked tops: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4.
> Glass icicles: 10 and 11 a.m. and noon Dec. 5.
Pop-Up Books: Visitors will create 3-D books with layers. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 28, Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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. Nov. 28-29; Dec. 12-13, TMA Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. $225. Registration: (419) 254-5080 or toledomuseum.org.
X Marks the Spot Bracelet: Crafters will create thin, sparkly band bracelets adorned with “X” patterns featuring Swarovski crystal beads. Supplies will be provided. 6:45-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $32. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
“From Superman to Xerxes”: Nick Catalano will assess the comic book’s transition from page to screens big and small. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Winter Art: A TMA hands-on activity. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Art in TARTA: The selected poems and bus-wraps that will adorn Toledo’s mass transit option will be on display. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Lucy Orta: “Body Architecture.” Trained as a fashion designer but working as an artist since the 1990s, Orta created “architectures with soul” @@ objects that evoke the need for change and suggesting alternative lifestyles. 5:10 p.m. Dec. 10, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or or www.art-design.umich.edu/stamps/.
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.
> Kelly Sheehan. Dec. 11.
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.
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.
Magic lessons: Andrew Martin and son Eli will share the secrets of illusions that kids in second to eighth grade can use to entertain friends and family. 5-7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 10, Hero’s, 9851 Meridian Ct., Rossford. $10. (419) 873-9400 or www.herostoledo.com.
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 (closed Dec. 24-25) 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 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.
Hubble Fest: The BGSU planetarium will celebrate the famous space telescope with a series of programs about it. BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
> “Hubble Vision:” The telescope’s best images. 2 p.m. Nov. 28.
> “Alphabet Universe”: Follow the universe from A to Z. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
Wii, You and Me: Kids 11 and younger can play with a Nintendo gaming system. 4-5 p.m. Nov. 30, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Second Chorus,” Nov. 30.
> “Til Clouds Roll By,” Dec. 7.
“Goodbye, My Lady”: A boy befriends a dog in the wild swamps of Mississippi in this 1956 film. Attendees will discuss the movie after it is shown 10 a.m. Dec. 10, Way Public Library lower level conference center, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
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.
> Two Dudes & a Chick: Nov. 28.
> Jeff Stewart: Dec. 3.
> Resonant Soul: Dec. 4.
> Kentucky Chrome: Dec. 5.
> Rick Whited: Dec. 10.
> The Rockabilly Strangers: Dec. 11.
> Celtic Cross: Dec. 12.
Bronze Boar: Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
> Swamp Kings: Nov. 28.
> Russel Martin & Relics: Dec. 4.
> Crucial 420: Dec. 5.
> River Edge: Dec. 10.
> Joe Woods Band: Dec. 11.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: Dec. 12.
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.
> Papadosio with Flow Trio: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, $10-$12.
> The Greencards: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, $12-$15.
> Dan May: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, $12-$15.
Crazy Lady Saloon: This establishment bills itself as the largest entertainment center in Curtice. 22645 W. Front St. (419) 972-4077 or www.crazyladysaloon.com.
> Motor City Beat Jazz: 8 p.m. Nov. 28.
> Jimmy & Bob: 8 p.m. Dec. 5.
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.
> Gene Parker: Nov. 28, $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.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: 9 p.m. Nov. 28, $2.
> Mas Fina: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 4; 9 p.m. Dec. 5, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> The Ataris, Resonant Soul, the Comeback, Man Down, the Closure Rule: 8 p.m. Nov. 28, $10-$12.
> The Gay Blades, Zunk: 8 p.m. Nov. 29, $8-$10.
> Elmwood, Bryan Dusseau: 8 p.m. Dec. 3, $6-$8.
> Extra! Extra!, Gene the Werewolf, the Bleu Ox, Before We Fall: 9 p.m. Dec. 4, $5-$7.
> Rediscover, the Blakes, the Radio Broadcast: 8 p.m. Dec. 5, $8-$10.
> Joe Buck Yourself, Larry Love, the Infernal Names: 9 p.m. Dec. 7, $5-$7.
> Seabird, Civil Wars, the Undeserving, Kaleidoscope Brighter: 6 p.m. Dec. 9, $8-$10.
> Primer 55, UFA, From the Depths, Cold Conspiracy: 8 p.m. Dec. 10, $10-$12.
> Hazard Perry: 9 p.m. Dec. 12, $5-$7.
> Fake Problems, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Good Sir Con Artist: 8 p.m. Dec. 13, $8-$10.
Ground Level Coffeehouse: Mix your beans with some music for an eclectic brew. Open mic on Monday nights. 2636 W. Central Ave. (419) 671-6272 or www.groundleveltoledo.com.
> The Faux Paux: Dec. 1.
> Rudy Francisco: 8 p.m. Dec. 2, $5.
> Emerging artist showcase, featuring Steven Guerrero: 8 p.m. Dec. 4.
> Soul-OH, Yasu: Dec. 11.
> Prayers for Rain: Dec. 12.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Ekoostik Hookah: 8 p.m. Nov. 28, $16-$20.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
> Frostbite: Nov. 28.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: Dec. 4.
> Yes, I Said Yes: Dec. 5.
> The Real Magicians: 6 p.m. Dec. 10.
> Stonehouse: Dec. 11.
> Swamp Kings: Dec. 12.
Mickey Finn’s: A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights (no cover), 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 9 p.m., 602 Lagrange St. at North Huron Street. $5-$7 cover. (419) 297-1943.
> Laser Love Five, Flamtronic: Nov. 28.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Glenda McFarlin: 9 p.m. Nov. 28, $8.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, $4.
> Anna Givens: 9 p.m. Dec. 4, $6.
> Ramona Collins: Dec. 5.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333.
> Majestic (Journey tribute band) and Empire Drift: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, $7.
> Echoes of Pink Floyd: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $7.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Marco Polio & the New Vaccines, GoLab: Nov. 21.
> Antivillains CD release party: Nov. 25.
> Lightning Love: Nov. 27.
> WEe: Nov. 28.
> Secret Swords: Dec. 4.
> Frank & Jesse: Dec. 5.
> The Climates: Dec. 11.
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, Nov. 28.
> Kyle White, Dec. 4.
> Shane Piasecki, Dec. 5.
> Jeff Stewart, Dec. 11.
> Gregg Aranda, Dec. 12.
Jeff Daniels & Friends: The actor/playwright/musician will return with his annual holiday showcase of Michigan artists. 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $22.50-$75. (734) 768-8397, (800) 745-3000 or www.michtheater.org.
“Star Wars” in Concert: A multimedia extravaganza featuring a full symphony orchestra playing themes from John Williams’ legendary score synchronized to scenes from all six of the movies played on a three-story-tall screen, plus live narration by “C-3PO” (Anthony Daniels) and displays of props, costumes, sheet music and more. 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $35-$75. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000, www.lucascountyarena.com or www.StarWarsInConcert.com.
Swell Season: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Oscar winners for their song “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once,” will perform songs from their new album, “Strict Joy.” With guest Rachel Yamagata. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $29.50-$35. (800) 745-3000, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
Toledo School for the Arts musical performances: Young musicians will show off their talent in these showcases. Attic Theater, 333 14th St. $3-$5. (419) 246-8732.
> Percussion Studio Recital: 7 p.m. Dec. 3.
> Beginning Strings and Winds: 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
> Pop Combo Premieres: original songs. Dec. 21.
World Percussion Night: The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, Kusuma Sari Gamelan and Hayubusa Taiko Ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8888 or (800) 589-2224.
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.
> Dec. 4: Swamp Kings (blues, classic and jazzy).
UT Opera Workshop: A performance of favorites led by UT piano instructor Robert Ballinger. 8 p.m. Dec. 11, UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/as/music.
Toledo Walleye home games: Players will check in with fans after Friday night home games in post-game parties in the Aquarium. Other promotions are detailed below. Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $15. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
> Youth hockey clinic: Kids can get on-ice instruction from Walleye coach Nick Vitucci and his assistants. Vs. South Carolina Stingrays. 7 p.m. Nov. 28.
> Kids’ Night; post-game open skate: vs. South Carolina Stingrays. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29.
> Walleye window clings: vs. Florida Everblades. 7 p.m. Dec. 2.
> Noche de Espana: Celebration of Toledo’s Spanish sister city. Vs. Kalamazoo Wings. 7 p.m. Dec. 4.
> Cowbells ’n’ Country Night; youth hockey clinic: Kids can get on-ice instruction from Walleye coach Nick Vitucci and his assistants. Vs. Kalamazoo Wings. 7 p.m. Dec. 5.
> Vs. Wheeling Nailers. 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
> Scout sleepover: vs. Elmira. 7 p.m. Dec. 12.
> Postgame pics with players; Kids’ Night; postgame open skate: vs. Elmira. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: The Cheatum brothers must deal with their haunted inheritance in “Ded & Breakfast.” 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Blissfield Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $70. (888) 467-2451.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10-$15 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Keith Ruff: 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 28.
> Frank Roche: 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Dec. 4-5.
> Ward Anderson: 8 p.m. Dec. 9-10; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Dec. 11-12.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Al Jackson: 7 and 10 p.m. Nov. 28 and 7 p.m. Nov. 29, $14-$16.
> Kenny Smith: 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6, $14-$16.
> Carlos Diaz: 8 p.m. Dec. 6, $11.
> Dan Chopin: 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 12 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, $14-$16.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: The revival version of the musical based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 4-5 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $18-$20. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”: A manufactured identity is used by two men to comic effect in Oscar Wilde’s Victorian satire. 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5-6, BGSU’s Joe E. Brown Theatre, first floor of University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719.
The 24 Hour Plays: UT students will have one day to come up with ideas and turn them into performances, from writing and rehearsal to plotting and the stage. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Center Theater, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3 donation. (419) 530-2375 or www.utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm.
“The Emperor’s New Clothes”: The Children’s Theatre Workshop will present the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, not only performing on stage, but also providing all the technical support. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $5.50-$8. (419) 244-5061 or www.childrenstheaterworkshop.org.
“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”: Based on Judy Blume’s book, this story entails an older brother’s attempts to deal with his younger brother. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $14. (800) 345-3000, michtheater.org/series_njfk.php or Ticketmaster.com.
“Three Days of Rain”: The Way Play Readers Group will read Richard Greenberg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
“A Midsummer’s Night Dream”: Toledo School for the Arts Junior Division actors will produce an abridged version of Shakespeare’s work about fairies, actors and everyday people. 7 p.m. Dec. 9-11, TSA Attic Theater, 333 14th St. $3-$5. (419) 246-8732.