Events Calendar, Jan. 3, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
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 story times: A variety of seasonal tales will be told. Barnes & Noble, 4940 Monroe St. (419) 472-6164.
> New Year, New Stories, 11 a.m. Jan. 2
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.
> 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.
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.
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.
> 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.
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.
Travel Circle: Hostelling International hosts this series of travelogues at 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays; each “stop” is preceded by hiking or skiing at 1.
> Florence, Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun. Jan. 9, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
> The Romantic Rhine. Jan. 16, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
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 or www.rbhayes.org.
Square and Contra Dancing: Beginning and experienced dancers can twirl to old-time music from Golden Griffon Stringtet with Marlin Whitaker calling. Partners aren’t necessary. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Highway, Rossford. $3-$6. (419) 874-8831, (419) 691-5389 or www.notmad.org.
Learn to cross-country ski workshops: Basic techniques like gliding, turning and rhythm. Subject to weather conditions. 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Shelter 3, Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Rd. 208, Findlay. $10; register by Friday before workshop. (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
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, Feb. 13 and March 13, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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.
Travel with Friends: Visitors can get a glimpse of the world as travelers recount their journeys, offering tips on what to see. 2-4 p.m., Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or monroe.lib.mi.us.
> Jan. 10: Ireland with Kris Houstin.
Social Media Pro training program: Patrick Giammarco, owner of PWG Small Business Marketing, is offering a five-part webinar series about using Facebook, Twitter and the like to grow small businesses. 2-3 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, Feb. 2 and 9. $299. (419) 329-4256 or wgmarketing.com/blog/events.
Positives and Negatives of Social Networking: Dave Misko, network engineer for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and a computer forensics specialist, will present this program. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Rossford Library community room, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. (419) 666-0924 or www.rossfordlibrary.org.
Metroparks Seniors: Winter Wonderland. The season’s beauty will be explored in a slide show, and visitors can learn what local wildlife is doing and how to stay fit indoors this winter. 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
The 2445: The Art of Concoctions. The socially minded can watch bartenders make exotic cocktails, then try offbeat dinner choices, view works in the TMA collection that feature drinking and learn about artists “inspired” by the bottle. 7-10 p.m. Jan. 14, Glass Pavilion’s GlasSalon, 2445 Monroe St. $35. (419) 254-5771, ext. 7432.
Behind the Scenes: Explore parts of the Manor House typically out of sight to the public, from the attic through the maids’ quarters to the boiler room. 7 p.m. Jan. 14, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Winter Journeys: Through meditation, poetry, various exercises and input from the stories of others, participants will take a journey of discovery. 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $24. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Wedding Dreams: Dress, Dinner, Dream. Designer dresses will be discounted for the “Brides Against Breast Cancer” fundraiser; dinner will be served for “The Engagement Party”; prizes and giveaways galore are planned; and newlyweds-to-be can find the perfect professionals to help them make their nuptial dreams reality. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 16 and noon-4 Jan. 17, the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. $7. (419) 891-7325, (419) 346-9885 or www.w-dreams.net.
Blackjack for Beginners: This workshop will teach beginners how to play the game, discussing and demonstrating basic and betting strategies and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Vineyard Adventures: The world of wine is explored at these events, each of which takes place in a different area of the Toledo Zoo. Music and food are part of the experience. 7-9 p.m., 2700 Broadway. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092.
> Arctic Encounter: Jan. 16.
North American International Auto Show: Five dozen vehicles will debut and more than 700 will be on display for gearheads to gawk at. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 16-23 and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 24, Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit. $6-$12. (248) 643 0250 or www.naias.com.
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.
> Studio Sessions: The intrepid will spend three evenings making glass beads, pendants and swizzle sticks. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 12 and 13. $200. Register: (419) 254-5080. www.toledomuseum.org.
> Millefiori Beads: Visitors can create their own “thousand flowers” beads of polymer clay. 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17, Libbey Court.
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.-4 p.m. Jan. 6 and 14. Through March 28, Walter Gibbs Gallery.
“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.
“Knuffle Funny: The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems.” More than 60 original works by the award-winning creator of the Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and “Knuffle Bunny” will be on display. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 8, second floor gallery, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
“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.
> 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.
> Survival of the Fittest: 6 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15.
> First Impressions: 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 16.
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 beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Jan. 8.
> Glass heart: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Jan. 15; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 16.
> Glass flowers: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24.
“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.
My Adventures With Maurice Sendak: Jan Wahl, a local author of more than 100 books for children as well as short stories and essays, will regale you with stories of his experiences working with Maurice Sendak on their collaborative children’s book, Pleasant Fieldmouse. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Little Theater, TMA, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.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.
Meet Me at TMA: The museum and Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter offer this pilot program, giving gallery peeks to those with mild memory loss and their companions. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 9, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
“Travelogue”: The center’s director of photography, Art Weber, will display some of the best shots from his travels. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Jan. 9-April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“The Wilds”: “One of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world,” the Wilds is located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast and contains rare and endangered species from around the world. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Jan. 9-April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“Raptors”: Photographers share their images of birds of prey. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Jan. 9-April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“Outdoor Writers of America Association Annual Photography Contest Winners”: This professional group of communicators will display its best landscapes and wildlife shots. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Jan. 9-April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Free Public Tour & Tea: On the second Sunday of each month, visit the Museum’s galleries or the Glass Pavilion to learn about featured artwork. Afterward, enjoy tea or coffee in the Red Room while continuing the conversation with your tour guide and fellow participants. 2-3 p.m. Jan. 10, TMA’s Red Room, 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.
“Close Listening”: Stephanie Rowden’s installations and audio projects “explore the ways in which sound and story can shift and stretch our understanding of the world and ourselves.” 5 p.m. Jan. 14, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
Youth Pottery: Third- to fifth-graders will learn the basics of hand-building and glazing and explore the potter’s wheel. 3:45-5:15 p.m. Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb, 4, 11, 18, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $65. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Relief Carving: Roger Martin will provide an overview of how a block of wood and a drawing can be transformed to a work of art, demonstrate tools and techniques, and answer questions. 1-2 p.m. Jan. 16, Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
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. Jan. 2-May 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
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.
> Snowflakes: Jan. 17, 21, 24, 26 and 28.
Science Story Times: Trained team members will read an interactive story to children and help them make a related project to take home. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, Imagination Station Little KIDSPACE Science Studio, Summit and Adams streets. General admission: $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.org.
> Exploring Signs: “Red Light, Green Light” by Anastasia Suen, through Jan. 3.
> Using Your Sense of Sight: “Look! Look! Look!” by Tana Hoban, Jan. 5-10.
> Winter Exploration: “Names for Snow” by Judi K. Beach, Jan. 12-17.
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.
> Fish: Jan. 12.
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.
A Passion for Fashion: Young adults are invited to swap their gently used accessories @@ belts, bracelets, necklaces, pins, purses, scarves, sunglasses @@ and then stay for a movie. 3-5 p.m. Jan. 8, Way Public Library Youth Activity Center, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135, ext. 109, or www.waylibrary.info.
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.
Animals of Ohio’s Past: Visitors can learn about mountain lions, elk and wolves that used to live nearby and why they don’t any more. 1-4 p.m. Jan. 10, Phillips Discovery Center, Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay. (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
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.
Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday: Treats will be offered to honor the civil rights leader. 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Crafty Kids: Creative types ages 4-12 are invited to make original artwork using a variety of supplies. 4-5 p.m. Jan. 13, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Great Horned Owl Prowl: Visitors will stalk the state’s largest owl. 6 p.m. Jan. 15, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Ritter From Dusk to Dawn: This program examines the planetarium in its day-to-day operations, from entertaining preschoolers to educating postdoctoral fellows, all with the goal of helping visitors understand the universe we live in. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 15-29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Harmonica workshop: Would-be mouth harpists 8 and older will learn how to read harmonica music, play the instrument and translate any song into harmonica tablature. Students will receive harmonicas to take home. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $23. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Ukulele workshop: Strummers 8 and older will learn how to play this Pacific Islands instrument and receive one of their own to keep. 3-5 p.m. Jan. 16, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $38. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Mountain Dulcimer: This instrument has been played for decades in the Appalachians. Students 8 and older will learn how to play the three-stringed piece and receive ones to take home. 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 16, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $43. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Helping Hands: “Work away those winter blues restoring wildlife habitat in a globally rare ecosystem.” 2 p.m. Jan. 16, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Wild Tales: Staff will share folklore, tall tales and facts about the animals that live in the metroparks. 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Amazing Stargazing: Children will be introduced to the sky’s nighttime features, such as constellations, comets and moons. 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16-30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Field Trip to the Moon: Wannabe astronauts can take a virtual trip to Earth’s closest neighbor, experience a rocket launch and orbit the planet to get a comet’s-eye view of sunrise from space. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 13 and 27, Appold Planetarium, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu.
“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.
Tribute to Paul Newman: The blue-eyed actor will get his due in this screening series of his movies. 2 p.m., Way Public Library Family Activity Room, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
> “The Left-Handed Gun,” Jan. 3.
> “Torn Curtain,” Jan. 10.
> “Absence of Malice,” Jan. 17.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Jungle Book”: Jan. 4.
> “The Strange Woman”: Jan. 11.
“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.
Reel Talk classic film series: “Fahrenheit 451.” Based on the book by Ray Bradbury, this film explores issues of censorship. The library’s morning book discussion group will join the post-film discussion comparing the book with the film. 10 a.m. Jan. 7, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
“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.
Bob Fosse Retrospective: UT will present five films by the noted choreographer. 7:30 p.m., Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3 donation. (419) 530-2375.
> “Sweet Charity”: A taxi dancer continues to have faith in people despite disappointment. Jan. 15.
“Carmen”: A seductive gypsy becomes the obsession of a soldier and a rich man, to all their peril. 1 p.m. Jan. 16, $15-$22; recorded encore, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, $15-$18, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-5039.
Blarney Irish Pub: Catch local acts while taking in the pub’s modern Irish and American fare. 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.
> Kentucky Chrome: Jan. 2.
> Rick Whited: Jan. 7.
> Mas Fina: Jan. 8.
> Astra (Resonant Soul acoustic): Jan. 14.
> Toast & Jam: Jan. 15.
> Cluster Folk: Jan. 16.
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.
> Crucial 420: Jan. 2.
> River’s Edge: Jan. 7.
> Gin Bunny: Jan. 8.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: Jan. 9.
> Joe Woods Band: Jan. 14.
> Russel Martin & Relics: Jan. 15.
> See Alice: Jan. 16.
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.
> The Werks, UV Hippo: 8 p.m. Jan. 14, $7-$10.
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.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> 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.
> Red Wanting Blue, Steven Mullan & the Stormm: 9 p.m. Jan. 15, $8-$10.
> The New Romans, Extra!Extra!, Cordless Penguin: 9 p.m. Jan. 16, $8-$10.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
> Tom Turner Trio: 5 p.m. Jan. 2.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. Jan. 7.
> Sarah Cohen Band: Jan. 8.
> John Barile: Jan. 9.
> John Jelinger Trio: 6 p.m. Jan. 14.
> Broadway Rhythm Section: Jan. 15.
> Mo Joe Boes: Jan. 16.
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.
> 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.
> Joan Crawford: 9 p.m. Jan. 2, $8.
Omni: Toledo’s newest club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333 or omnimidwest.com.
> Winds of Thor, Led Zeppelin tribute: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, $5.
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.
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. Jan. 8, Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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.
Faculty Artist Series: BGSU’s instructors, professors and musicians will perform. Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
> David Bixler, jazz saxophone. 8 p.m. Jan. 13.
SonoNovo Chamber Ensemble: This group will team with conductor Wayne Anthony in a program of romantic music for piano and strings by Schumann and Borodin. 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza. $12-$15. (419) 246-8732 or www.trinitytoledo.org.
“Four Seasons”: Vivaldi’s composition will be performed, along with work by Bach and Stravinsky, by the Toledo Symphony. 8 p.m. Jan. 15-16, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$50. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
“Voices of the Holocaust”: Soprano Caroline Helton and pianist Kathryn Goodson will present this program, which represents “Jews from across the spectrum of observance.” 4 p.m. Jan. 17, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.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.
> 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.
> 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.
“Harold and the Purple Crayon”: This children’s production is based on Crockett Johnson’s beloved little boy and his artistic creativity. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 15, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $4. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.