Events Calendar, Dec. 27, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
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.
Holiday Happenings at the Imagination Station: The child’s science center decks the halls and makes merry with activities throughout the season. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, Summit and Adams streets. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.org.
> Insta-Snow Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Crystal Gardens: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 26-31, Science Studio.
> Face Painting: The face is the canvas on which Deana Coupar creates fantastic visions. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 29.
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, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $7-$10. (419) 385-4040, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Christmas Tree Festival: Local organizations decorate faux firs and evergreens in a variety of holiday themes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, Mich. (734) 240-7780 or www.co.monroe.mi.us/museum.
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 and more are planned to ring in the holidays. 9:30-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 3, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. Included with museum admission: $11-$15; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
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 through Jan. 9, (closed 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.
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. 26-27, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $15-$17; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Holiday story times: A variety of seasonal tales will be told. Barnes & Noble, 4940 Monroe St. (419) 472-6164.
> Snowman stories, 11 a.m. Dec. 26.
> Winter tales, 10 a.m. Dec. 29, Jan. 5.
> New Year, New Stories, 11 a.m. Jan. 2
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.
> Hats and Noisemakers: Dec. 27, 29 and 31.
Winter Legacies: The TMA’s annual celebration of the season presents a week of all-around (as in all around the globe) culture, including dance, art, stories and more. Performances in the Great Gallery; tours and activities in Libbey Court. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Dec. 26: African drums hands-on activity, 2-4; Highlights From Around the Globe tour, 2; ALMA Drums and Dance performance, 3:30 p.m.
> Dec. 27: Odyssey Greek music performance, 12:30; Papel Picado hands-on activity, 2-4; Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas dance performance, 2:15; Highlights From Around the Globe tours, 2:30 and 3:30; Chinese Association of Greater Toledo performance, 3:30.
> Dec. 29: Michelle Cornell, storyteller, 11:45 a.m.; Jubilatores performance, 1; Ardan Academy Irish dance performance, 2:30.
> Dec. 30: Chinese Good-Luck Dragons hands-on activity, 1-3 p.m.; David Kohler bagpipes performance, 2.
> Dec. 31: Dances of Universal Peace, 2 p.m.
> Jan. 2: Leyla and Lapis Lazuli dance performance, 11:30 a.m.; the Poet La Fe, 1; Good-Luck Khamsa hands-on activity, 1-3; Highlights From Around the Globe tour, 2.
> Jan. 3: Joyce Davis puppet performance, 12:30; Sweet Harmony vocal performance, 1:30; 2010 Calendar hands-on activity, 2-4; Highlights From Around the Globe tours, 2:30 and 3:30; United Jewish Council presentation, 3.
> Also, kids and families can make hats and noisemakers: Noon-5:30 Dec. 27 and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 31 in the Family Center.
Horse-drawn sleigh/carriage rides: Tours of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 25-acre estate will be conducted using transportation he employed. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 26-31, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $3. (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
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.
> Ugly Holiday Sweater Night; Kids’ Night; postgame skate with the team: vs. Johnstown Chiefs. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27.
> New Year’s Resolution Night; team calendar giveaway: vs. Kalamazoo Wings. 7 p.m. Jan. 1.
Postholiday open house: Visitors can share leftover holiday treats and play board games. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 30, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Noon Year’s Eve: Get the party started a little early. The ball will drop at noon, and family-friendly activities are planned. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 31, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Croswell New Year: Terina Wakefield, star of “Always, Patsy Cline,” will perform that legend’s songs, as well as those of Loretta Lynn and others. 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $36. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
Big Band New Year’s Eve Party: Johnny Knorr & His Orchestra will celebrate their 25th Dec. 31 party and golden anniversary with the usual New Year’s accessories and a champagne toast. 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $45-$50. (419) 690-0500 or (419) 697-7612.
New Year’s Eve Sausage Drop: Organizers say it’s the “wurst.” Yes, Virginia, Elmore drops an 18-foot sausage for the New Year. Circumstantial festivities will include sausage-eating, sausage-tossing and dress-your-dog contests. 9 p.m. Dec. 31, downtown Elmore. (419) 832-2968 or (419) 862-3552
Toledo’s Underground New Year’s Eve Celebration: The Faux Paus, Tides and Matt Pohlad will perform; two dance floors will be open with music provided by DJs Darkschoir, Audioflesh, Phobos and Sarahmonster, and “nationally known” poet John Dorsey will read his work. Breakfast will be available for those who stay. Adults only. 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $5. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
Frozentoesen: The Toledo Zoo celebrates all things winter with ice-carving demonstrations and “cool” activities and performances. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 2-Feb. 28, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $4-$5.50. (419) 385-4040, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.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. 9 a.m.-1 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.
Wildwood Manor House tours: Built in the 1930s in the Georgian Colonial style, the Manor House was the family estate of Robert A. Stranahan, co-founder of the Champion Spark Plug Co., and his wife, Page. Tours at quarter after and quarter till the hour noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, December-March, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred drives (*) indicate appointments are required. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Schaller Memorial Building, 130 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
> 1-6 p.m. Dec. 28, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 30, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
> 1-6 p.m. Dec. 30, Weston Church of Christ, 13355 Center St., Weston.
> 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 2, Oak Harbor Masons, 120 Jefferson St., Oak Harbor.*
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 2, Sylvania Masonic Temple, 3510 Holland-Sylvania Road.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 2, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., Pemberville.
“Northwest Ohio’s Premier Bridal Event”: A full runway fashion show is planned, along with samples and looks of the area’s top bridal vendors. Noon-4 Dec. 27, Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 873-0700.
Journey to the Holy Land: Hosteling International’s Tim Kreps will present a slide show of highlights from the Middle East. 2:15 p.m. Jan. 2, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. Jan. 2 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.
Toledo Swap Meet: All things auto @@ parts, whole vehicles, accessories, and more @@ will be on display and for sale or trade. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 3, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $6. (419) 255-3300, (419) 579-4845 or www.toledoautoswapmeet.com.
Ask an Attorney: Specialists in patents, trademarks and copyright will answer questions and “provide an overview of intellectual property.” Gregory W. Robinette of MacMillan, Sobanski and Todd, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Searles Conference Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
Tai chi: Jan Gilson will lead interested beginners in an introduction to this Asian exercise, which reduces stress, helps joints and improves flexibility. 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 5, 12 and 19, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. www.toledolibrary.org. Registration: (419) 259-5303.
Senior Fitness Class: Instructors Carol Dowdy and Dr. Judy St. John will lead this five-week class in strength and flexibility training, breathing exercises and nutrition information. 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. www.toledolibrary.org. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
“Florence, Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun.” Hostelling International will host this Travel Circle slide show, preceded by hiking or skiing. 1 p.m. Jan. 9, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
Model Train Clinic: Amateurs can chat with experts about maintenance, repair and appraisal. Attendees with G- or O-gauge trains can run them on the museum’s 12-by-24-foot layout. 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $2. (800) 998-7737. www.rbhayes.org.
Engines Exposed: In recognition of the North American International Auto Show, the Henry Ford will “flip the lids” on 50 cars from its collection, allowing auto enthusiasts to get a peek under the hoods of a 1943 Willys Jeep, 1919 Model T, 1931 Duesenberg and more. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 9-31, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$15, plus $5 parking; shuttle rides to the auto show (Jan. 16-24), $6. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in a various media to create a curtain to be displayed at the museum. Entries will be accepted through October. 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.
> TMA School Show: Students enrolled in art classes at the museum will display about 1,000 works. Through Jan. 10, Community 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.
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.
> “The Neighborhood Project”: This exhibit is based on two artists’ efforts to combine community and aesthetics. The artists will be present to discuss the project 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 6 and 14. Through March 28, Walter Gibbs Gallery.
“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.
“The Stew”: Local artist Stewart Raney will display 20 original works. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Dec. 27, Collingwood Arts Center Gerber Galleries, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-5061 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“Eleutheria: Human Rights Depicted.” Collingwood Arts Center resident artist Darcie Trame attempts to convey in a visual sense, the severity of human rights violations for every nation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Jan. 1, Collingwood Arts Center lobby gallery, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“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. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 10, Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
“Cool Yule”: Artists in media such as glass, photography, fiber and more will display their work. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 16, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net.
TMA Tours: Get the inside scoop on what’s new, interesting and artful during docent-led tours. Most start from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Highlights From Around the Globe: 2 p.m. Dec. 26; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27.
> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 2.
> Highlights From Around the Globe: 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
> Inside Africa: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
> Our Glass: 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 9.
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 icicles: Noon, 2 and 4 Dec. 26.
> Glass flowers: 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 27.
> Glass beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Jan. 8.
“Gallery 55+: Views of the Mature Artist.” Gallery 55+ exhibits work created by artists over the age of 55, professionals and amateurs alike. This exhibit is a juried show of two-dimensional art. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 7; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 3, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
Air-Dry Clay Boxes: Students will make decorative and functional clay boxes using wire screen, paint, tile and beads. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $60. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Local glass artist: Mike Wallace. Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m. Jan. 8, TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Stamped Cards & Papercrafts: Visitors will make cards suitable for a variety of occasions and a Valentine treat. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.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.
“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 Jan. 1) through Jan. 2, 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, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$15, plus $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn some advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m., Dec. 26, Jan. 2-May 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Bean Ride: Hostelling International will host 12-, 17- and 20-mile bike rides from Fort Meigs to a restaurant serving legume soup and more. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 1, from the fort, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. (419) 243-7680 or www.hitoledo.org
Lil’ Timbers Kids Klub: Children will make sock puppets to participate in the reading of Sandra Boynton’s “One Blue Sock.” 1-2 p.m. Jan. 2, Barnes & Noble, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
TMA Family Center programs: Hands-on art activities for children. Story time tours are offered so young visitors and their adult partners can see art related to the week’s theme (2 p.m. Sundays). 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.
> Storybook Stars: Jan. 3, 5 and 7.
> The Bead Goes On: Jan. 10, 12 and 14.
Soul Djembe Drumming class: Yaya Kabo, Alma artistic director and Senegalese master drummer will lead this class in traditional West African drumming styles, techniques and rhythms. 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 10, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $25 a session. (419) 381-2755.
Music in Motion: Kids 3-8 can wiggle, shuffle and dance during this event, led by an expert from the Toledo Symphony. 7-8 p.m. Jan. 5, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. www.toledolibrary.org. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
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.
> Bear: Jan. 5.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10 a.m. Jan. 6, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Wild Things: Third- through seventh-grade artists will use wire, beads and textiles to make creatures similar to those in the book and movie “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. 4-5 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $40. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Advanced Bird Study: Visitors can learn more about different bird species seen in the parks or backyard. 7 p.m. Jan. 7, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Drawing Fun With Mr. Picasso: Children in second to seventh grades will develop drawing and compositional skills. 3:55-5 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $50. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org. $50.
Pancake breakfast: Flapjack fans can eat their fill at this all-you-can-stomach meal, also featuring sausage and drink. 8-11 a.m. Jan. 9, Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st St. $2.50-$5. (419) 936-3079.
Bird Hikes: The avian world opens up in these monthly hikes, focused on spotting and identifying the variety of birds that live or migrate through the region. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Trail Detectives: Detectives ages 9-12 are needed to solve park mysteries involving trails of clues. 2 p.m. Jan. 9, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
High Score Challenge: Teens are invited to these one-day tournaments that pit players against the clock in the month’s featured game. Participants must register in person. 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
U.S. Constitution: Discover the basis for what the government can and can’t do in this class. $15. 1-5 p.m. Jan. 10 and 17, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Colgate Comedy Hour,” Dec. 28.
“The Phantom of the Opera”: Lon Chaney stars as the ghost of the Paris Opera House in love with the struggling ingenue. Pianist Damien Stout will accompany the silent film. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
“Les Contes D’hoffmann”: The Metropolitan Opera will perform Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann in a live HD performance broadcast to theaters nationwide. Recorded encore, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $15-$22. (419) 891-5039.
“Der Rosenkavalier”: The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast its performance of Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna. 1 p.m. Jan. 9, $15-$22; recorded encore, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, $15-$18, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-5039.
Kidtoons: Youngsters and their parents can watch “Franny’s Feet” and “Olivia.” Noon Jan. 9-10, Franklin Park 16: Cinema Deluxe, 5001 Monroe St., (419) 891-5039; Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee, (419) 891-5039; Showcase Cinemas Fallen Timbers, 2300 Village Dr. W., Maumee, (419) 891-5039. $3.50.
“The Great Muppet Caper”: The band of misfits stumbles into a heist. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 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.
“Jailhouse Rock”: Celebrate the King’s 75th birthday with this 1957 film. 2 p.m. Jan. 10, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $3. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
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: Dec. 26.
> New Year’s Eve Bash with Tru Brew: 5 p.m. Dec. 31, $25.
> Rick Whited: Jan. 1 and 7.
> Kentucky Chrome: Jan. 2.
> Mas Fina: Jan. 8.
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: Dec. 26.
> Joe Woods Band: Dec. 31.
> Crucial 420: Jan. 2.
> River’s Edge: Jan. 7.
> Gin Bunny: Jan. 8.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: Jan. 9.
Cheetah’s Den: A different band performs each week. 702 E. Broadway St. (419) 754-1903.
> Measure of Time: Dec. 31.
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.
> New Year’s Eve Party featuring Hepcat Revival: 7 p.m. Dec. 31, $15-$25.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
> Gene Parker: Wednesdays.
> Andre Wright: Dec. 26.
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 p.m. Dec. 26, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> We Are the Fury, The Retrospectors, the Falling Spikes, Stiff Kittens: 8 p.m. Dec. 26, $8-$10.
> The Cartridge Family, Lame-O, the Infernal Names, Doctor & the Priest, the Grubs, Diabetes: 7 p.m. Dec. 27, $5-$7.
> School of Rock: 6 p.m. Dec. 28, $8-$10.
> The Statements, Frank & Jesse, Joey & the Traitors, Red Bags, Every Other Day: 7 p.m. Dec. 29, $5-$7.
> Larry Love & the Revolvers: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, $8.
> Murdock, the City Circles, Resonant Soul, Sam Goodwill: 9 p.m. Jan. 2, $5-$7.
> Every Avenue, the Summer Set, Sparks the Rescue: 5 p.m. Jan. 7, $10-$12.
> The Sights: 9 p.m. Jan. 8, $6-$8.
> Peregrine, Prayers for Rain, the Plain Dealers: 9 p.m. Jan. 9, $5-$7.
> Born of Osiris, Vivian Banks: 6 p.m. Jan. 10, $10-$12.
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.
> Old State Line: Dec. 26.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Attack Attack, I Am Abomination, Miss May I, Lost in the Light: 6 p.m. Jan. 1, $12-$14.
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.
> Big Apple New Year’s Eve Bash featuring It’s Essential: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, $10; call for reservations (dinner available at 5 for an additional charge).
> Tom Turner Trio: 5 p.m. Jan. 2.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. Jan. 7.
> Sarah Cohen Band: Jan. 8.
> John Barile: Jan. 9.
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. $5-$7 cover. (419) 297-1943.
> Argyle Everything: Dec. 26.
> Boogaloosa Prayer: Dec. 31.
> Mind Fish: Jan. 2.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Roosevelt Hatcher: 8 p.m. Dec. 26, $6.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. Dec. 28-29, $4.
> New Year’s Eve gala featuring the Murphys, Roosevelt Hatcher, Ellie Martin and Mae Sattler: 6 p.m. Dec. 31, $20; call for reservations.
> Murphy’s Trio: Jan. 1.
> Joan Crawford: 9 p.m. Jan. 2, $8.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Congressmen Please & Thank You, DJs Tanner and Baracas: Dec. 26.
> New Year’s Eve with APB: Dec. 31.
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.
Louis Smith Tribute Project: Sean Dobbins, Randy Napoleon and a crew of jazz all-stars will pay tribute to the Blue Note artist and University of Michigan teacher. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5-$25. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
The Ben Jansson Quartet: The group will pay tribute to Stan Getz and the Oscar Petersen Trio and play original music. 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5-$25. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
Toledo Symphony Chamber Series: Orchestra members will perform intimate works for smaller groups of musicians, such as Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C Minor and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-Flat Major. 7 p.m. Jan. 10, The Toledo Club’s Centennial Room, 235 14th St. $28-$35. (419) 246-8000.
Gavin DeGraw: The “Chariot” singer will help BGSU kick off its centennial with this concert and the assistance of Michelle Branch and Red Wanting Blue. 7 p.m. Jan. 10, BGSU Anderson Arena, off Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $30. (410) 372-2343 or www.bgsu.edu/centennial.
Harlem Globetrotters: This team, in its 84th consecutive season, highlights the humor, magic and skills of the basketball court and features some extraordinary athletes, including “Amazing Racers” Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $17-$85. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
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.
> Tribute to Elvis: vs. Trenton Devils. 7 p.m. Jan. 8.
> Scout sleepover; youth hockey clinic: Kids can get on-ice instruction from Walleye coach Nick Vitucci and his assistants. Vs. Trenton Devils. 7 p.m. Jan. 9.
> Mascot Mania Night; Kids’ Night; postgame open skate: vs. Charlotte Checkers. 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10.
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.
> Troy Davis: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Dec. 26.
> Chris Barnes: 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
> Bryan McCree: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Jan. 2.
> Charlie Wiener: 8 p.m. Jan. 6-7; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Jan. 8-9.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Chili Challis and Andy Hendrickson: 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 26; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27-29, $14-$16.
> New Year’s Eve show with Andy Hendrickson, Jason Dixon and Rod Paulette: 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31, $48 (includes dinner); reservations required.
> Andy Hendrickson: 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 2; 7 p.m. Jan. 3, $14-$16.
> Bert Kreischer: 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 9 and 7 p.m. Jan. 10, $14-$16.
“Swan Lake”: The Moscow Festival Ballet will bring the ugly duckling story to life. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $35-$45. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Soul Street: This Soul Sessions Concert mixes hip hop, classical and other dance styles with urban costumes and comic delivery. 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $16-$20. (567) 661-2787, (800) 466-9367, ext. 2787, or www.owens.edu/arts/.
“The Melville Boys”: Planning a weekend at the lake, two brothers are surprised at how meeting two sisters changes things. 8 p.m. Jan. 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23; 2 p.m. Jan. 17, Village Players Theater, 2740 Upton Ave. between Monroe St. and Central Ave. $12-$14. (419) 472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.