Calendar of Events: Feb. 28, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
MOSTLY FOR ADULTS
Parents should determine appropriateness for children
Wildwood Manor House tours: Built in the 1930s in the Georgian Colonial style, the Manor House was the estate of the Stranahans, the patriarch of which co-founded the Champion Spark Plug Co. Tours at quarter after and quarter till the hour noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through 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 preferred. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> Noon-6 March 2, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 6, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 6145 Hill Ave.
> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, First Christian Church, 875 Haskins, Bowling Green.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. March 10, Evergreen High School, 14544 County Road 6, Metamora.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 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.
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.
> Inside the Heart of the Dominican Republic. Feb. 27, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
> Beijing Olympics. March 6, Lamb Center, Side Cut Metropark, 1025 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-2789.
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.
> “Cooperatives in Our Community” will be covered by Abby Youngs, general manager of Phoenix Food Coop, March 4.
Wolcott Guild Historical Lectures: Area experts on local history will speak about their specialties. 10-11 a.m., Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> “Becoming the Metropolis of the Maumee: Toledo’s Greatest Half-Century.” Ken Levin will discuss his book. March 4.
Chinese New Year Cooking: Celebrate the year of the Tiger for the lunar new year by learning to make sweet rice, Rainbow Seafood Salad, Chinese New Year Cake and more. 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Prime Time Live 2010: Adults 50 and older are invited to a weekend of events just for them, all planned by Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ave., Oregon. (419) 724-4673.
> Health and Wellness Festival: All ages are welcome to hear guest speakers and learn more about improving and maintaining good health. 1 p.m. Feb. 27; reservations required for breakout sessions.
> All ages concert: Kate Jordan & Soul Venture and Sojourner Quartet will perform. 4 p.m. Feb. 27, $5.
Dancing aWay with the Stars III: Local celebrities will two-step, cha-cha and waltz for this library foundation fundraiser. 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $75. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Hand-Cut Dovetails: A signature joint of fine woodworking, dovetails are strong and popular. This demonstration will cover through and half-blind joints. 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 27, Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
“East Side Story”: Author Larry Michaels will discuss East Toledo with a slide presentation of the people and places that helped create the area’s history. 2-3 p.m. Feb. 27, Rossford Public Library community room, 720 Dixie Hwy., Rossford. (419) 666-0924 or www.rossfordlibrary.org.
Toledo Botanical Garden Seed Swap: Gardeners can exchange seeds, learn new skills and diversify their plots. Children’s activities, workshops and music will round out the event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27; seed swap, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave.; workshop, TBG Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Gambling for Goldens: Golden Retriever Rescue Resource is sponsoring a bus trip to the Motor City Casino in Detroit; features include catered “doggie bags” for the ride up and $20 of tokens. 12:15-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 from the Rite Aid parking lot at the Anthony Wayne Trail and Conant. $45. Registration: (419) 320-1075.
Open house membership drive: Learn more about the Toledo Sailing Club while munching burgers and more. Discounts will be offered to those who join. 1-6 p.m. Feb. 28, 2701 Broadway St. (419) 382-5841 or www.toledosailingclub.com.
Travel with Friends: Cruising the Mediterranean With Shirley Kordowski and Suzanne Gorrell. Visitors can get a glimpse of the world as travelers recount their journeys, offering tips on what to see. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or monroe.lib.mi.us.
Partner Yoga: Pairs are invited to explore the physical and mental benefits of yoga. 6:30-8 p.m. March 1, 8 and 15, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration: (419) 259-5303 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Ask an Attorney: Specialists in patents, trademarks and copyright will answer questions and “provide an overview of intellectual property.” Scott A. Blake of MacMillan, Sobanski and Todd, 7-8:30 p.m. March 2, Searles Conference Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
Wine tasting: Uptown Vineyard will offer a handful of its exclusive wines and appetizers will be served to complement each. In addition a silent auction will wrap up this fundraiser for the Toledo Repertoire Theater. 7 p.m. March 3, Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams St. $30. (419) 243-9277, (419) 243-6675 or www.toledorep.org.
Masonic open house: Anyone who’s ever wondered what freemasonry is can find out, meet members, tour the lodge and more. 7 p.m. March 3, Damascus-Collingwood Masonic Lodge 643, 5025 Secor Road. (419) 579-0912 or www.dc643.com.
Ladies Garage Party: Women tired of hanging on take the cycle by the handles at this event, a sort of “motorcycle 101” featuring orienting breakout sessions, a fashion show, contests and prizes. 6-8 p.m. March 4, Signature Harley-Davidson, 1176 Professional Dr., Perrysburg. www.signaturehd.com. Registration: (419) 843-7892.
Landscape Design for Wildlife: This five-part series will introduce the elements of landscape design and allow participants to plan for their properties, incorporating native plants and wildlife stations. 6:30 p.m. March 4, 18, 25 and April 1, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $65. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Glass City Beer Fest: More than 25 microbreweries, from Barrelhouse Brewery to Sierra Nevada, will offer nearly 100 beers to sample. Ticket purchase includes a dozen taste tokens. Proceeds will benefit ARC of Lucas County and the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation. 7-11 p.m. March 5, Erie Street Market Civic Center promenade, 237 S. Erie St. $20-$30. (419) 724-2739 or www.glasscitybrewfest.com.
Glass City Singles dances: The unattached are welcome to dance the nights away. Fortune Cookie Night: 8 p.m.-midnight March 5; St. Patrick’s party, 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 19, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Discovery Center: Demonstrations will be presented on equipment and tools and spindle, pen, and bowl turning. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
Antique show: Nearly 60 dealers will display and sell furniture, clocks, primitives, china, hunting and fishing paraphernalia and more at this show, sponsored by Brighton Lodge 247, Free and Accepted Masons. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6, Old Hartland High School gymnasium, 9525 E. Highland Road/M-59, Howell, Mich. $3. (586) 214-3784.
GED preparation class orientation session: Area residents can enhance basic skills in English or math or improve employment skills. 11 a.m. March 6 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.
Sauder Village Bridal Show: Brides and grooms can be inspired to create the weddings of their dreams … with the help of professionals who will showcase their options. Noon-4 March 7, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $5. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Oscar Night: Those who long for the glitz and glamour of the red carpet might enjoy this event, featuring upscale eats and drinks, the Academy Awards presentation on a big-screen and dancing to live bands. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. 6-10 p.m. March 7, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $100. (419) 329-2619.
Celebrating Her Story: Visitors are invited to watch DVDs and read written transcripts featuring local African-American women from the Edrene Cole Oral History Collection. A discussion will follow the presentation. 6-8 p.m. March 9 and 23, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Metroparks Seniors: Wildlife Bingo. As they play, visitors will learn about local animals. 2 p.m. March 10, Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.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.
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.
> Self Portraits: Young women of the Lucas County Juvenile Detention Center were given the tools to create self-portraits; the results will be on display through March 1, Community Galleries.
> Monday Morning Painters: Works by this group of professional artists, who gather weekly to explore their favorite media. Through March 7, Community Galleries.
> “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.
> “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks.” A pioneer in multiple art forms, Parks’ lens work will be highlighted, offering a “cross section of the human experience.” Through April 25, Canaday Gallery.
> “Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly.” The work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler will be exhibited within the context of his contemporaries, influences, friends and enemies. Through May 30, Works on Paper 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.
> “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. March 4 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10. Through March 28, Walter Gibbs Gallery.
“A Sudden and Unexpected Brush with Paint”: Skot Horn. This artist “works primarily from memory to transfer subconscious ideas onto a canvas with as little outside influence as possible.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 27, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net.
Art showcase: Oil on canvas and photography by Jim Less will be on display and for sale. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 28, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
“The Madonna Project”: Selections by members of the Athena Art Society, one of the oldest women’s art collectives in the country, will be on display. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays when classes are in session, through March 5, UT’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Tucker Hall Room 180, off Campus Road. (419) 530-8570 or www.utoledo.edu/centers/eberly.
Black History Month Exhibit: This 15th annual show will feature artwork by Aaron Bivins, Wil Clay, Charles T. Gabriel Jr., Marcus Nunn, John Wade III, Mack Walton and Warren and Yolanda Woodberry. Noon-4 Wednesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays through March 6, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400.
“Carnick, Norman, Onodera”: Andrea Carnick’s acrylic paintings, Beverly Norman’s scanned collages and Masako Onodera’s experimental jewelry will be on display in “sensual and uneasy” interactions. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through March 12, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Annual Student Exhibition: UT draws from its deep student roster for this art show. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through March 21, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300 or www.utoledo.edu/as/art.
“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 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 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 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 April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“Switch Hitters III”: Was it a challenge? Laziness? Something else? Viewers can decide upon viewing these works designed by one artist then constructed by another. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 25, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller.” This touring exhibition explores the problem-solving process employed at the west Michigan-based furniture company. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 25, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
“Leslie Adams: Recent Drawings.” This artist concentrates on portraits and murals, inspired by classical methods and paying tribute to the Old Masters.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 25, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Design in Progress”: The Henry Ford Museum will “celebrate the world of design, from the magnificent to the mundane, from things that startle us to things we barely notice.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 25, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
“with technical assistance”: John Ahearn, Janel Dziesinski and Meghan Walton, teaching assistants at Adrian College, will exhibit their work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 3, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Croquet: A Sport Story.” The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center claims to have the most comprehensive collection of hoops-and-mallet materials in the world. Visitors can check out the clubs and pegs during this exhibit. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Aug. 1, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
TMA Tours: Get the inside scoop on what’s new, interesting and artful during docent-led tours. Most start from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> There’s No Place Like Rome: 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Storytime tours: 2 p.m. Feb. 28.
> Guardians of the North: 6 and 6:30 p.m. March 5.
> Art of Ancient Empires: 2 and 3 p.m. March 6.
> Storytime tours: 2 p.m. March 7.
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
> Flowers: 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6; and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 5.
Young Artist’s Club: Students in grades one through six can take part in this drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking and computer art group. 2-3 p.m. March 13, 27, April 10 and 24, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Youth Pottery: Students can learn the basics of hand-building and using a potter’s wheel and glazes. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
> Kindergartners through second-graders, 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, $50.
Toledo School for the Arts Midyear Art Exhibition: Faculty and students will put their best on display. March 1-April 1, with opening reception March 5, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
Paper quilling: An artform that’s five centuries old, quilling is the rolling of paper strips into artistic patterns and designs. 6-7:30 p.m. March 2, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
13th Annual Youth Art Show: Work by area students will be on display in March. A reception will be held for artists and their families on 6:30 p.m. March 30. Noon-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, March 2-31, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Acrylic painting: Beginners to experienced artists are invited to work together. Subject matter will be provided, but students are encouraged to choose their own themes. Instruction will be available on an individual basis. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 4-April 1 and April 15, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $60. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
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. March 6, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
Oak Openings Photo Primer: Woodpeckers. Up to six photographers will work from blinds to get close-ups of “nature’s flying lumberjacks” and learn more about the birds. 9 and 11 a.m. March 6, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $30. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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. March 6, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
Get Framed: While listening to jazz, visitors can decorate frames and write captions for images. 2-4 p.m. March 7, TMA’s Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Stained glass garden ornament: Participants will cut, foil and solder decorations in their choice of colors. 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 8, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $27. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org or www.stevesglassclass.com.
Understanding Digital Camera Basics workshop: PRIZM Creative Community will sponsor these classes to help photographers understand how new cameras differ from traditional formats and help them transfer photos from camera to computer for editing. 1-3 p.m. March 10 or 13, Way Public Library computer laboratory, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $10. www.myprizm.com. Registration: (419) 874-9422.
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.
Imagination Station: This children’s science museum handles some hefty topics in a manner appealing to the entire family. Visitors can take part in the Big Draw, which allows them to contribute to a 4-by-8-foot community artwork by drawing their favorite cartoons. 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.
Upcoming and ongoing programming
> “Animation”: Some of the Cartoon Network’s favorite characters will give visitors a peek inside the world of animation. Through May 2.
> Science Story Times: Trained team members will read an interactive story to children in the Little KIDSPACE Science Studio and help them make a related project to take home. Upcoming topics: Wind watchers: “Close Your Eyes” by Kate Banks, through Feb. 28; let it snow: “Why Won’t Winter Go?” by Lissa McLaughlin, March 2-7; and clucking cups: “The Cow Who Clucked” by Denise Fleming, March 9-14.
> Make Your Own Comic Strip: Artist Brian Houdashelt will help kids sketch out the beginnings of their own “funnies” at this workshop. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6 and noon-5 March 7, Science Studio.
Frozentoesen: The Toledo Zoo celebrates all things winter with ice-carving demonstrations and “cool” activities and performances. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Feb. 28, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $4-$5.50. (419) 385-4040, (419) 385-5721 or toledozoo.org.
Wintertime Geocaching Challenge: GPS unit owners can try this self-guided scavenger hunt, getting initial coordinates, then following the chain of clues discovered at three parks. Successful hunters who turn in their results will receive prizes. Through Feb. 28, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.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 May 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
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.
> Whistler Watercolors: Feb. 28, March 2 and 4.
> The Bead Goes On: March 7, 9 and 11.
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.
> Farm: March 2.
Motorcycle Show/Raffle: Members of Toledo Harley Owners Group Chapter 1524 will show off their cycles and raffle off a 2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fatboy to help send more than 30 kids to Muscular Dystrophy Association camp. Raffle tickets are $5. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 26-27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, near Macy’s, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 843-7892, (419) 466-9415 or www.toledohog.com.
Follow the Drinking Gourd: This program discusses how African-American slaves used the stars to find their way to freedom. 1 p.m. Feb. 27, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Relay for Life: This overnight event will help raise awareness of cancer and money for research. Through noon Feb. 27, UT Student Recreation Center, Stadium Drive and Oakwood Avenue. relayforlife.org.
Family Carnival: Games, pie throwing, cakewalks, face painting and a ventriloquist show are planned Noon-4 Feb. 27, McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 N. McCord Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-6703 or visittheroad.org.
Behind the Scenes: Visitors can peek at parts of the Manor House typically out of sight, from the attic and maids’ quarters to the boiler room. 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $9. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Expression of Culture Through the Performing Arts: A variety of entertainers will celebrate Black History Month with a series of concerts, dancing, poetry, artwork and more. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27, McMaster Center, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
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. Feb. 27, March 13, 20 and 27, Appold Planetarium, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu.
Maple Sugarin’ Public Day: Visitors are invited to step out on the trails and back in time for living history and nature walks that feature maple trees and sap science and collection. Noon-3 Feb. 27, Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 US 224, Findlay. (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
Toledo Stamp Expo: Philatelists will exhibit their collections competitively and a 20-dealer sale of stamps and hobby paraphernalia will be held. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 27 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Road, Holland. (419) 388-1105, (419) 473-3656 or www.toledostampclub.org.
Country Peddler Craft Show: More than 140 crafters from around the region will display their work. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. $4. www.handcraft-unlimited.com.
Sesame Street Live: “Elmo’s Green Thumb.” The gang finds a perfect place to plant Elmo’s sunflower friend, but their eagerness to see the plant come to its full potential backfires. 10:30 a.m. and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $11-$24. (419) 255-3300, (800) 243-4667 or www.toledo-seagate.com/seagate.
In the Park After Dark: Stargazers can check out the full “Snow Moon,” if skies are clear, using a telescope. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Winter Olympics: Young sports fans can find out how to ice skate inside, play some hockey, and warm up with Olympic-type activities. 4-5 p.m. March 1, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Yoga Jenn: Children 3-10 will be taught poses and led through guided meditations. 7-8 p.m. March 2, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Celebrating Seuss: The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will host a number of events marking the birthday of the father of “The Cat in the Hat,” the Grinch and Horton. www.toledolibrary.org.
> Seuss-a-Palooza: Stories, games, craft and treat. 7-8 p.m. March 2, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.
> Make-It Take-It Craft: Stories and drop-in activity for kids in third grade and younger. Noon-8:30 p.m. March 2, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
> Happy Belated Birthday: 4-5 p.m. March 3, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. March 3, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Go Fish: Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their accompanying adults can see what the sea has to offer. 10:15-11 a.m. March 3 and 9, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $10 a session. Registration: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2042, or www.toledozoo.org/edzoocation.
March Forth on March Fourth: Visitors will follow the path of Anthony Wayne’s legion and discover details of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. 4 p.m. March 4, Fallen Timbers Monument, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Afternoon at the “Spa”brary: Teen girls are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month with an afternoon of pampering and making beauty products, 4-5 p.m. March 4, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Behind the Scenes: Visitors can peek at parts of the Manor House typically out of sight, from the attic and maids’ quarters to the boiler room. 9 a.m. March 6, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $9. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Super Spiders: Kids ages 9-12 will learn about these eight-legged creatures, their amazing feats and super powers. 10-11 a.m. March 6, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $10. Registration: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2042, or www.toledozoo.org/edzoocation.
Pancakes for Pooches: Pumpkin flapjacks and the restaurant’s usual menu will be offered with proceeds benefiting Dogworks Inc. Sporting Dog Rescue. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 6, Pam’s Corner, 116 10th St. (419) 243-2081, www.pamstoledo.com or www.dogworksohio.petfinder.com.
An American Girl Luau: Molly from Hawaii invites her friends to celebrate the Aloha State with dancing, crafts, games and refreshments. Dolls are welcome. 2-3 p.m. March 6, Huntington Meeting Rooms, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Trail Detectives: Detectives ages 9-12 are needed to solve park mysteries involving trails of clues. 2 p.m. March 6, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Lil’ Timbers Kids Klub: Children will learn about “stranger danger,” what to do when approached by a stranger and self-defense for kids. 1-2 p.m. March 6, Martial Arts Center, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 385-1000 or www.ohiomartialarts.com.
March Lecture Series: Various products from the forest and how they shaped the region will be discussed, then visitors can tour the Johlin Cabin and learn how settlers to the area depended on the products for survival. 2 p.m. March 7, Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. metroparkstoledo.com.
Organics 101: Gardeners can learn how to get the most from their plots, entice pollinators, make bee houses and get soil tested. 1-4 p.m. March 7, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $25. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
MADD Poets Society Family Night: Celebrate Black History Month with verse from talented local young poets. 6-7:30 p.m. March 9, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
CCHS Reads: Tony Dungy. The Super Bowl-winning former coach of the Indianapolis Colts will talk about his life and book, “Uncommon,” about discovering purpose in life. 2 p.m. March 9, Central Catholic High School Sullivan Center, 2550 Cherry St. $20; $100 includes lunch with the coach. (419) 255-2306 or www.centralcatholic.org.
Jump Into Journaling: Artists and others can learn about keeping a creative log for motivation and inspiration. 6-8 p.m. March 9 or 10 a.m.-noon March 20 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15.Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Gardening for Maximum Nutrition: Growers can learn how to get top nutrition and flavor in the foods they grow while encouraging pest resistance. 6-8 p.m. March 10, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $10. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Board? Teens are invited to play board games. 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 9, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Tea Party: Kids 10 and younger are invited to celebrate National Bubble Week by wearing their finest, eating cakes and crumpets and playing games. 6-7 p.m. March 9, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“Celine: Through the Eyes of the World.” Fans can follow the Canadian songbird’s Taking Chances world tour @@ five continents, 25 countries @@ from a local theater, with behind-the-scenes footage included. 2 p.m. Feb. 27-28, Franklin Park 16: Cinema Deluxe, 5001 Monroe St., 2nd floor, Sylvania Avenue side. $16. (419) 891-5039.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”: March 1.
> “Vengeance Valley”: March 8.
“Half the Sky”: Inspired by the best-selling book, this event aims to celebrate International Women’s Day and inspire women young and old to “turn oppression into opportunity.” 7:30 p.m. March 4, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $12.50. (419) 891-5039.
Film FOCUS independent film festival: The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has been spotlighting smaller films for 10 years now with this series. The films are unrated; organizers suggest them for adults only. 6:15 p.m. Mondays, March 8-April 12, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library’s McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5285 or toledolibrary.org.
> “In Search of Memory”: A neuroscientist examines human memory while searching for his past in World War II Vienna; March 8.
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.
> The Bridges: Feb. 26-27.
> Rick Whited: March 4.
> Kyle White with the Cheap Celebutantes: March 5.
> Kentucky Chrome: March 6.
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.
> Joe Woods Band: Feb. 27.
> River’s Edge: March 4.
> Noisy Neighbors: March 5.
> See Alice: March 6.
Brooklyn’s Daily Grind: Coffee and music, what more can one want? If a snack is the answer, this is your spot. 723 Airport Hwy., Holland. (419) 724-1433 or www.brooklynscafe.com.
> Playn Folk: 8-9 p.m. March 5.
Caesars Windsor: If you have your passport, consider hopping the Detroit River for this casino’s entertainment offerings. Ticket prices are approximate because of fluctuating currency exchanges; attendees must be 19 or older. Caesars Windsor Colosseum, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, Ontario. (800) 991-7777 or www.caesarswindsor.com.
> Jeff Dunham: 9 p.m. Feb. 27, $62.
> Brian McKnight and Take 6: 9 p.m. March 6, $35.60.
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.
> Tim Whalen Trio: Feb. 27.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Bourbon Street: 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27, $2.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. Tickets vary between $5 and $14, unless otherwise noted. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Drink Up Buttercup: 4 p.m. Feb. 27, basement show.
> Nick Motil, Jason Laporte, JWC: 9 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Breathe Carolina, Hyper Crush, Lets Get It, Queens Club, the Spin Cycle: 5 p.m. Feb. 28.
> Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank: 9 p.m. March 3.
> Seasons After, Razorkasket, Weep the Beldam: 8 p.m. March 4.
> I Am Abomination, Kid Liberty, the Fall Farewell, Hard Heart Away: 5 p.m. March 5.
> The Tossers, Outernational, Homeward Bound, the Red Scare: 9 p.m. March 5.
> Dr. Manhattan, Sinker, Extra! Extra! 9 p.m. March 6, basement show.
> Flaw, Red Rebellion, Downspeed, For It Starts Today: 7 p.m. March 7.
> I Rival, Conditions, Life on Repeat: 5 p.m. March 8.
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.
> Independent Movie Night: “How Shawn Parker Fell in Love.” March 9.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. Ticket prices vary between $5 and $15, unless noted otherwise. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Vesta, the Comeback, Miles Before Sleep, Connery: 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Rock Fights: 7 p.m. March 5.
> Battle of the Bands finals featuring Hush Hush Love, Year of Resistance, Team Nate, 3 Fold Reversed, Stryck 9, Symphony Stylez, Khelos, Weatherhead, After the Fire: 4 p.m. March 6.
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.
> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: Feb. 27.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. March 4.
> Frostbite: March 5.
> Swamp Kings: March 6.
> Irish Whiskey Dinner: 6 p.m. March 10.
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.
> Death by Rodeo, Rocket Ray: 9 p.m. Feb. 27.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Nicole Heitger: 9 p.m. Feb. 27, $8.
Omni: This Toledo club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 474-1333 or omnimidwest.com.
> Otto’s Jacket: 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Thunderstruck, AC/DC tribute: 7:30 p.m. March 5, $5.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Flamtronic, TeamNate: Feb. 27.
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.
Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center: This theater hosts a variety of sounds and performers. Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. (419) 824-3999 or www.franciscancenter.org.
> Dan & Don: 8 p.m. March 5, $10-$12.
Musical Equipment Swap Meet: The Toledo School for the Arts will host this event for anyone looking to buy, sell or trade instruments, CDs/records and more. Attendees also can buy tickets for a chance to win a Ted Nugent-signed guitar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27, Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. $3 admission; $10 to rent a table. (419) 246-8732, ext. 2, or www.ts4arts.org.
Native American Flute: Musicians in third grade to adults can learn to play or hone their skills on this instrument. Beginners will receive flutes to take home. Beginners, 10 a.m.-noon; intermediate, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $40. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
“The Planets”: Jamie Farr will narrate this multimedia presentation featuring images from the Hubble Space Telescope paired with the Toledo Symphony performing Gustav Holst’s celestial work. 8 p.m. Feb. 27, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $30-$90. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Guitar Fest: This event is a day-long celebration of all things guitar, featuring guest artists, performances, clinics, vendors, competitions, giveaways and prizes. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27, Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. $25. (419) 246-8732, www.ts4arts.org or tsaguitarfest.weebly.com.
“The Rat Pack Is Back!”: Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean live again in this tribute to Vegas’ party of pals. 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27; and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $20-$46. (419) 381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special: These three giants of classic rock will perform. 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $41.50-$59.50. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
Looking Back to the Future: A Black History Month concert featuring the Toledo Symphony and Detroit’s Mosaic Singers. 5 p.m. Feb. 28, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 1119 W. Bancroft St. $20. (419) 241-4544 or www.saintmartindeporres.com.
Corny Beef & Cabaret: The humor and music will be of the Irish variety for this show, which includes $10 toward dinner. 4 p.m. Feb. 28, South Briar Restaurant, 5147 S. Main St., Sylvania. $25. (419) 320-1075, (419) 517-1111 or www.southbriar.biz.
UT concerts: The university’s music students will perform the pieces they’ve been perfecting. (419) 530-2452.
> Choral concert: 3 p.m. Feb. 28, Center for Performing Arts recital hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $3-$5. www.utoledo.edu/as/music.
> Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concerts: 8 p.m. March 4, Doermann Theater, University Hall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. www.utoledo.edu/bands.
Faculty Jazz Piano Recital: Composer and arranger Tim Whalen, string orchestrator for the Oscar-winning song “El Otro Lado del Rio” and a visiting assistant professor of jazz piano at UT, will perform. 8 p.m. March 1, UT’s Center for Performing Arts recital hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/as/music.
Scholars of a Different Note: This concert series features BGSU vocal and instrumental music students. 7:30 p.m. March 2, 16, 23 and 30, Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Club Friday: Extra Stout. Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 5, Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Scheherazade and Sax Appeal: The saxophone quartet will perform a Glass concerto, and the Toledo Symphony will play Rimsky-Korsakov’s take on the dancer. 8 p.m. March 5-6, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$50. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Three Dog Night: If “Eli’s Comin’,” so is this legendary band, with hits such as “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Shambala” and more. 7:30 p.m. March 6, Ritz Theater, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $30-$60. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
Acoustics for Autism: This third annual event uses music @@ from musicians including Arctic Clam, Dave Carpenter, Chris Shutters and Sleep in Aether @@ plus food, raffles, silent auctions and more to support Project I Am’s work. Noon March 7, Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 514-9817 or www.aboutprojectiam.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.
> Red Wings Night: vs. Gwinnett Gladiators. 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
Rockets basketball: The UT teams will sink some hoops and show off their skills at home games. Savage Arena, off Douglas Road, 2801 W. Bancroft St. Men’s team tickets, $3.50-$10; women’s, $4.50-$9. (419) 530-4653 or www.utrockets.com.
> Women vs. Ball State: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Men vs. Ball State: 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
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 or www.murdermysterytrain.com.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10-$15 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Marvin Lee: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Feb. 27.
> Nick Gaza: 8 p.m. March 3-4; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 5-6.
> Mike Bobbitt: 8 p.m. March 10-11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 12-13.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Pete Correale: 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 27; and 7 p.m. Feb. 28, $12-$16.
> Jim Breuer: 7:30 p.m. March 9-10, $27.
Mama’s Night Out: A witty southerner, sassy Brit and native New Yorker perform edgy but clean stand-up comedy routines. 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Central Auditorium, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. $18-$23. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
“Wait Until Dark”: A blind woman is terrorized in her apartment by thugs looking for heroin. 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 3 p.m. Feb. 28, Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. $8-$10. (419) 691-1398 or www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
“The Wizard of Oz”: When Dorothy gets caught up in a twister, she has to find her way home with the help of a motley band of friends who help her battle an enemy witch. 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. $10-$12. (419) 352-9337, (419) 575-2259 or www.blackswampplayers.org
“The Bald Soprano” and “The Lesson”: These two Ionesco “anti-plays” reflect the comedy of a world based entirely on chance. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $9-$13. (419) 530-2375 or www.utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”: The enchanted edition of this timeless fairy tale highlights music, magic and humor. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Ritz Theater, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $10-$15. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
“Chocolate Soup”: This Toledo School for the Arts musical deals with the challenges tweens face as they consider world, including the issues of global warming and the plight of the polar bears. 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Toledo Zoo Indoor Theater, 2700 Broadway. Included with zoo admission: $4-$5.50. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
“Almost, Maine”: Residents of a small northern town fall in and out of love “in ways both unexpected and hilarious.” 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Joe E. Brown Theatre, first floor of University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719 or www.bgsu.edu/departments/theatrefilm.
“The Elixir of Love”: A young farmer courts an oblivious wealthy neighbor to no avail until enlisting the help of a quack and his love potion in this Bowling Green Opera Theater production. Forums will precede performances, 7:15 p.m.; show, 8 Feb. 28, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $9-$12. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
“Henry and Mudge”: A boy relocated from city to country finds his newest playmate, a 182-pound canine, requires a lot of work and runs away. Will the friends be reunited? 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 2, Central Auditorium, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. $3. www.artspartnership.com. Reservations: (419) 422-3412, ext. 24.
“Strega Nona”: Adapted from Tomie dePaola’s Caldecott Award-winning book, this musical is about magical witch who strives to help out her tiny Italian town. 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. March 3, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $7. (419) 824-3986 or www.franciscancenter.org.
Limitless: Toledo School for the Arts dancers will perform in contemporary dance styles of jazz, tap, lyrical, and ballet. 7 p.m. March 5, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $5-$10. (419) 246-8732.
“Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing, or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg”: This production spoofs the film noir detective stories of the 1940s and ’50s. A young private eye tries to determine the cause of the egg’s descent and disappearance, going from a lack of suspects to a laundry list of people with motive and opportunity. 7 p.m. March 5-6 and 2:30 p.m. March 7, First Presbyterian Church great room, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. $6-$12. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
“Third”: A professor’s orderly life is thrown into disarray when she accuses a student athlete of plagiarism. 8 p.m. March 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20 and 2 p.m. March 14, Village Players Theater, 2740 Upton Ave. $12-$14. (419) 472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.
Royal Comedy Tour: A quartet of funnymen @@ Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Don “D.C.” Cherry and Turae @@ will perform. 8 p.m. March 6, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $34.50-$40.50. (419) 381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: The story of five lucky children who won the chance of a lifetime to visit Mr. Willy Wonka’s confectionery will be signed and spoken simultaneously. 2 p.m. March 7, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $15. (567) 661-2787, (800) 466-9367, ext. 2787, or www.owens.edu/arts/.
“Much Ado About Nothing”: Shakespeare’s comedy is a story of two couples, one totally devoted to each other and the other always locking horns and seemingly immune to love’s charms. 10 a.m. March 9, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $9. (419) 824-3986 or www.franciscancenter.org.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
BGSU concerts: The university’s ensembles, choirs, quartets and more will present the music they’ve been perfecting. Halls are located in 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.
> Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Bryan Recital Hall.
> University Band, Concert Band and Wind Symphony. 8 p.m. March 4, Kobacker Hall.
Gish Film Theater: Named in memory of Dorothy and Lillian Gish, this theater hosts screenings of international and arthouse movies and matinees of popular films of the past. BGSU’s Hanna Hall, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-4474 or www.bgsu.edu/gish.
> Cine-Posium: This event features short films and more created by BGSU theater and film production students. The screenings will be accompanied by discussions and question-and-answer sessions. 7:30 p.m. March 2.
Howard’s Club H: Bowling Green comes alive at this venue for rock and more. 210 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-3195 or www.howardsclubh.com.
> Resonant Soul, Mark Hutchins: Feb. 27.
> Analog Revolution, Solar 8, the Wobblies: March 3.
> Dethrats, Red9, Gale Tempest: March 4.
> Sweet Assault, Metamotive, the Black Order: March 5.
> From the Depths, Vivian Banks, Goodbye Blue Skies, All Hope Abandon: March 6.
“Galileo: The Power of the Telescope.” This multimedia show about the beginnings of modern astronomy will last about an hour. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 28 and March 21; 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, through March 5 and March 16-26; and 2 p.m. March 20, BGSU Planetarium, Room 112, Physical Sciences Lab Building, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-2421 or physics.bgsu.edu/planetarium.
Annual Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition: A juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (plus 6-9 p.m. Thursdays) and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 2, Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries, BGSU School of Art, between Ridge and Wooster streets, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525 or art.bgsu.edu/galleries.
Chanticleer: The New Yorker calls them “the world’s reigning male chorus,” a dozen voices that interpret musical styles from Renaissance to jazz and gospel. A forum will precede the concert, 7:15 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall; concert, 8 p.m. March 3, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $15-$36. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
2010 Wedding Show: This event adds to the usual vendors-and-samples of most bridal shows by sponsoring an “Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress” contest and a fashion show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6, Woodland Mall, 1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-4611.
Kerry Clark: His simple lyrics explore the human experience and capture a snapshot of emotion. 7:30 p.m. March 6, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
ANN ARBOR and surrounding area
The Ark: This small venue offers a showcase for lesser-known acts, as well as folk, bluegrass and acoustic acts. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-1451, (734) 763-8587 or www.theark.org.
> Mustard’s Retreat: 8 p.m. Feb. 27, $15.
> Eclectica: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, $17.50.
> Catie Curtis: 8 p.m. March 3, $20.
> Monte Montgomery: 8 p.m. March 4, $15.
> Howie Day, Serena Ryder: 8 p.m. March 5, $20.
> Po’ Girl: 8 p.m. March 6, $15.
> Richard Shindell: 7:30 p.m. March 7, $20.
> Scythian: 8 p.m. March 8, $13.50.
> Horse Feathers: 8 p.m. March 10, $11.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library exhibitions and events: The University of Michigan’s primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences hosts a variety of artwork, speeches and displays. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays, 913 S. University St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 615-5783 or www.lib.umich.edu.
> “A History of the Bible From Ancient Papyri to King James”: This exhibit follows the word of God from its written start to the 1611 version. Through March 31, Audubon Room.
> “The Ghost Army”: Learn about this Army unit, consisting many of inflatable tanks and sound effects completed its June 1944 mission in Normandy without firing a shot. March 1-April 29, Room 100/Gallery; a documentary about the unit will be screened at 7 p.m. March 17.
> “Finding Water on Mars”: Dr. Nilton Renno will discuss the discovery. 4 p.m. March 8, Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, 1180 Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
> “Legacy of a False Promise”: The daughter of Communists who worked for the government describes her father’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. 7:30-9 p.m. March 10, Room 100/Gallery.
Kerrytown Concert House: This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
> Eric Vloeimans Trio: 8 p.m. Feb. 27, $5-$25.
> Trio La Vita: 8 p.m. March 6, $5-$25.
> Andrew Kratzat Quartet: 8 p.m. March 10, $5-$25.
Michigan Theater: This Ann Arbor cinematic epicenter shows arthouse fare, mainstream movies and special attractions, as well as hosts concerts and other performances. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$12.50, unless noted otherwise. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
> World Cinema film series: “Pather Panchali” (India), March 1; “39 Steps (U.K.), March 8.
> “My Fair Lady” Sing-a-Long: An elitist professor bets a friend he can turn a Cockney flower girl into a lady, but fails to account for love. 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
> “An American Tail”: 1:30 p.m. March 7, kids 12 and younger free.
> Avett Brothers: 7:30 p.m. March 9, $26-$50.
> Stephen Stills: 8 p.m. March 6, $35-$100.
University of Michigan Museum of Art: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-8662 or www.umma.umich.edu.
> “The Eye of the Beholder: European Drawings and Prints from the Pulgram-McSparran Collection.” Drawings and prints by artists George Grosz, Ernst Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka and more. Through March 14.
> “UMMA Projects: Cory Arcangel.” This artist gained acclaim for reworking obsolete video game systems, and his techniques have grown to encompass imagery and sound from popular culture. Through April 11.
> “Tradition Transformed: Chang Ku-nien, Master Painter of the 20th Century.” This artist was a practitioner of the ancient style of Chinese painting. Through April 18.
> “An Economy of Means: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.” This exhibit showcases one ordinary couple’s devotion to the aesthetic. The reference library and postal service employee devoted half of their income to their collection, which includes conceptual and minimal art. Through May 2.
Zingerman’s Creamery: Tours are offered regularly and classes cover a variety of dairy topics. 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 929-0500 or www.zingermanscreamery.com.
> Mozzerella class: Learn how to make fresh pizza cheese from milk or curd. Noon-2 Saturdays through May, $45.
> Tours: Cheesemaker and managing partner John Loomis explains how the creamery makes artisan cheeses and old-fashioned Italian ice cream. 2 p.m. Sundays, $5 (attendees will receive $5 coupons to spend in the Cheese Shop).
“It Came From Mars”: A group of radio actors becomes terrified by Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds,” resulting in passion and revelations because of the impending apocalypse. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 21, Performance Network Theater, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $27-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
“Gravity”: The scientist credited with discovering the force that binds us all to Earth chases truth with the help of a mysterious patroness and while surrounded by rivals. 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 27, Purple Rose Theater, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $25-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Ragbirds: This folk/world/rock band will hold a benefit concert for the homeless, with opening act Shaun Garth Walker. 8 p.m. March 8, Ann Arbor Vineyard, 2275 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10. www.annarborvineyard.org.