Events Calendar, March 7, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
> 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.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. March 11, Lambertville United Methodist Church, 8164 Douglas Road, Lambertville, Mich.
> 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13, Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana St., Perrysburg.
> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13, First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St., Bowling Green.
> 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14, Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane.
> 7 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St.
> Noon-5 March 16, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee.
> 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17, UT Law School, Secor Road south of Bancroft St.
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.
> Spectacular Southwest Adventure. March 13, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 826-6463.
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.
> “Living Like a Native American: A Woman’s View.” Diane Bishop, re-enactor, will explain the ways of early Americans. March 11.
Cheap & Chic: Power shoppers can help Toledo Children’s Hospital while finding bargains from local boutiques, such as Harold Jaffe Jewelers, Bella Brie, Loft & Home, Scoots and Schramm’s Flowers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. $5. (419) 697-6289 or www.promedica.com.
Discovery Center: Demonstrations will be presented on woodworking 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.
The 2445: The Art of Funk. The socially minded can boogie to funkadelic music, try groove-worthy food and sip unusual drinks, then check out the “funkier” side of the TMA collection. 7-10 p.m. March 11, Glass Pavilion’s GlasSalon, 2445 Monroe St. $30. (419) 254-5771, ext. 7432.
Going Wild for Kids: Auctions live and silent will be held to benefit the autism initiative at Toledo Children’s Hospital. 6 p.m. March 11, Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $150. (419) 291-3493.
Backyard Gardener Series: Participants can learn how to start plants from seed. 6-7 p.m. March 11, J.C. Reuthinger Preserve greenhouse, 30928 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Register: (419) 661-1697, (800) 321-1897 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
Friendship Park Community Center: Older adults can try their hands at oil painting, ceramics, cards, bingo, bunco, walking, travel, shuffleboard, ballroom and round dancing and more. 2930 131st St. (419) 936-3079.
Upcoming special events include:
> Elvis Show: 7-8:30 p.m. March 12, $10.
> Driver Safety Program: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. March 23, $12-$14.
Blarney O’ Papalis St. Paddy’s Day Weekend Bash: The pizza parlor and Irish tavern pair up for a St. Patrick’s celebration like Toledo’s never seen. Toast and Jam and the Blood Truth will perform. 4 p.m. March 12 and 7 p.m. March 13, tent in the warehouse district, Huron and Monroe streets. $5 cover. (419) 418-2339.
Backyard Barbeque Benefit Auction: Toledo Christian Schools will raise funds for its scholarship fund. 4 p.m. March 13, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. $35 for dinner; reservations: (419) 389-8700, ext. 152. www.toledochristian.com.
Cigar tasting: Anyone appreciative of a good torpedo can check out this event, featuring some of the area’s best cigars. Noon-8 March 13, Cigar Merchant, 1415 W. Sylvania Ave. (419) 478-6747.
Monte Carlo-Style Night: Those who register early have the opportunity to choose steak dinners in addition to games, which start at 7. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 5 p.m. March 13, Delta American Legion hall, S. State Route 109, Delta. $10-$20. (419) 822-5323.
Exotic Beauty: The Greater Toledo Orchid Society will display one-of-a-kind plants, offer growing tips, information and new hardy hybrids. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee. (419) 891-2700.
Turning Pens: Visitors will learn some of the basics of pen turning, types of kits and blanks available, tips in making more decorative pens and the tools needed for assembly. 1-2 p.m. March 13, Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
Internet Genealogy II class: This seminar offers instruction in how to make the most of paid subscriptions to research Web sites. 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 13, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center library, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $5-$10. Registration: (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Uncorked: This ninth annual wine tasting and art auction will spotlight local artists and businesses while attendees sample sauvignons, cabernets and more. 5:30 p.m. March 13, Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $45. www.watervillechamber.com. Registration: (419) 878-5188.
Steppin’ Out: Funky shoes will be admired at this fifth annual Toledo School for the Arts fundraiser, featuring live and silent auctions with guest auctioneer Jerry Anderson of WTOL. Lots will include student and professional art, trips, home furnishings, music and more. 6 p.m. March 13, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. www.ts4arts.org. Dinner: $45. Reservations: (419) 246-8732, ext. 256.
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. March 13, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Square and Contra Dancing: Beginning and experienced dancers can twirl to old-time music from the Cottonwood Jam String Band with Marlin Whitaker calling. Partners aren’t necessary. 7:30-10:30 p.m. March 13, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Highway, Rossford. $3-$6. (419) 874-8831, (419) 691-5389 or www.notmad.org.
Peregrine Falcon Update: Scott Butterworth, a wildlife biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, will talk about local and regional lifestyles of these birds of prey. 2 p.m. March 13, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Vineyard Adventures: Aquarium. 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. March 13, 2700 Broadway. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092.
Home and Garden Show: Cure (or get) spring fever by perusing exhibits of garden displays, outdoor lighting and landscape improvements. 4-9 p.m. March 12; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 13; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $7. (419) 255-3300, (800) 243-4667 or www.toledo-seagate.com/seagate.
Travel with Friends: Canoeing Michigan Rivers With Former Bedford Resident Doc Fletcher. Visitors can get a glimpse of the world as travelers recount their journeys, offering tips on what to see. 2-4 p.m. March 14, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or monroe.lib.mi.us.
Irish Jiggs dinner: A menu of corn beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots will be served to benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. Punching Buddha will perform, also. 1-4 p.m. March 14, Sidelines Sports Eatery, 2111 Mellwood Ave. $20. (419) 474-0000 or (419) 242-5000, ext. 216.
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.
> 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.
> “Mexico’s Toledo”: The works of Francisco Toledo, a contemporary Latino printmaker, “are records of things and beings in dreamlike scenarios, both menacing and playful, full of pattern and movement.” March 12-May 9, Gallery 18.
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.-5 p.m. March 10 and 2-10 p.m. March 12. Through March 28, Walter Gibbs Gallery.
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.
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 through March 31, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toledo School for the Arts Midyear Art Exhibition: Faculty and students will put their best on display. Through April 1, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.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.
“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.
“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.
> Art of Ancient Empires: 2 and 3 p.m. March 6.
> Storytime tours: 2 p.m. March 7 and 1 p.m. March 14.
> What’s Your Sign? 6 and 6:30 p.m. March 12.
> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 2 and 3 p.m. March 13.
> Tour and Tea: 2 p.m. March 14.
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. March 6 and 13; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 12.
> Beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 12.
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.
Local glass artists: Eric Slawson. Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m. March 12, TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Setting Up the Shot: Budding photographers can bring their cameras to learn how to arrange photos in more intriguing ways. 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 12, TMA art classroom, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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.
10th Annual Connect to Creativity Teen Art Show: Youth Art Month means displays of work by local teens will be displayed in the Wintergarden and Promenade of the Main Library. Noon-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, March 15-April 24, 325 N. Michigan St. Students can call (419) 418-2252 to participate.
2010 Spring Art Show: Artwork was submitted in February to be displayed in this show. Reception: 5-7 p.m. March 25; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays when classes are in session, March 15-May 7, 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.
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: Let it snow: “Why Won’t Winter Go?” by Lissa McLaughlin, through March 7; and clucking cups: “The Cow Who Clucked” by Denise Fleming, March 9-14; rolling art: “The Spider Weaver” by Margaret Musggrove, March 16-21.
> 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.
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.
> The Bead Goes On: March 7, 9 and 11.
> Go Green: March 14, 16 and 18.
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.
Momentum: 2010 Northwest Ohio Young Women’s Summit. Tween and teen girls are invited to this event, dedicated to ensuring their educational accomplishment. Sessions will cover topics such as building healthy relationships, college preparation and dressing for success. Noon-5 March 7, Dana Center, UT Health Science Campus, 3120 Glendale Ave. Registration: (419) 321-0023 or momentum2010toledo.eventbrite.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.
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 and 14, Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. metroparkstoledo.com.
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.
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 9, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $10 a session. Registration: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2042, or www.toledozoo.org/edzoocation.
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.
Celtic Tea: Learn more about the culture, music and more of the land of Eire and its transplants in northwest Ohio. Scones and culture-appropriate dishes will be served. 2 p.m. March 11, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967. www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Advanced Bird Study: Visitors can learn more about different bird species seen in the parks or backyard. 7 p.m. March 11, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Taylor Mason: This comedian, musician and ventriloquist will perform a benefit for the Toledo Grace Brethren Church “raise the roof” fund. 7:30 p.m. March 12, Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Tickets at LifeWay Christian Store, 4121 Talmadge Road: $20-$25. (419) 472-1212.
Star Watch: “Learn more about astronomy and interesting facts about constellations” with an indoor presentation and an outdoor sky watch. 7 p.m. March 12, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Youtheatre pancake breakfast: Attendees can get their fill of flapjacks; sausage links, orange juice, and coffee are also served. Proceeds will benefit the Youtheatre program. 8-10 a.m. March 13, Max & Erma’s, 1107 Trenton Ave., Findlay. $5. www.artspartnership.com. Reservations: (419) 422-4624.
St. Patrick’s Irish Festival: The land of Eire will be celebrated by bands, including John Connolly & Company, Knot Fibb’n, Extra Stout, Cluster Folk and Mary Miller & Friends; dancers from Ardan Academy Irish Dancers and Molly’s Irish Dancers; and with food. 5 p.m.-midnight March 12 and 11 a.m.-midnight March 13, Central Catholic High School, 2550 Cherry St. $6. (419) 475-7460, (419) 699-6710 or www.tolaoh.com.
Fifth annual appraisal clinic: Four professional appraisers from across Ohio will give attendees with antiques and attic clutter verbal value assessments. 1-3 p.m. March 13, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $15; limit two items per person. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Oak Grove School open house: Children of all ages can visit an authentic 1890s one-room school and learn about 19th-century teaching methods. 10 a.m. March 13, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
High Score Challenge: Teens are invited to these one-day tournaments that pit players against the clock in the month’s featured Playstation 3 game. Participants must register in person. 1-4 p.m. March 13, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Wild, Untamed: Children 10-13 with poetry and a love of nature in their hearts are invited to share both in this creative writing class. 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 13, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $20. Registration: (419) 385-5721, ext. 2042, or www.toledozoo.org/edzoocation.
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.
> Dr. Seuss Favorites: Participants will vote for their favorite Seuss book, do some crafts and eat some snacks. 2-2:45 p.m. March 13, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. Registration: (419) 259-5250 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. March 13, 20 and 27, Appold Planetarium, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu.
Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show: More than 250 dealers from across the country will offer their stock, and free appraisals and repairs and “Thomas” rides for kids will be available. Exhibits will include Tiedtke’s department store’s American Flyer train display and amusement park rides made of Erector sets. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. $6-$8. (419) 215-4181.
Green Gourmet for St. Patrick’s Day: Kids 10 and younger will hear stories and try some green eats. 4-5 p.m. March 15, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
On Call for Frogs: Learn to identify northwest Ohio frogs by their calls as we venture into prime habitat on an opportune night between March 15 and 30 (to be determined. Registrants will be called or e-mailed 48 hours beforehand, or they can check by calling (419) 407-9706. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Your Lucky Day: You don’t have to be Irish to be lucky. Kids can discover their lucky numbers and play lucky bingo. 4-5 p.m. March 16, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Park Pals: Birds and Butterflies That Winter in the South. Children 3-5 and their adult companions will learn about the Oak Openings and its residents through stories, songs and activities. 10 a.m. March 16, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark lodge, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Love Your Pet: The Toledo Area Humane Society will bring an animal to this talk about responsible pet ownership. Visitors are asked to bring items from the society’s Wish List, posted at library, to donate. 4-5 p.m. March 16, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“DJ Hero” on the Wii: Teens can try out the latest musical video game and spin some great tunes. 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 16, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Party: Stories, games and more will be ready for kids 4-12 at this green celebration. 4-5 p.m. March 17, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> “Vengeance Valley”: March 8.
> “Good News”: March 15.
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.
> “Triage”: A Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor returns to the places and people whose struggle marked him forever; March 15.
“The Quiet Man”: Seniors are invited to a free screening of this John Wayne classic about a boxer who returns to Ireland after a tragedy in the ring and finds love and redemption. 1:30 p.m. March 10, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Reservations: (419) 872-6200.
“The Boondock Saints” 10th anniversary event: The 1999 cult classic crime thriller will be screened featuring commentary from director and writer Troy Duffy and some of the film’s stars. 7:30 p.m. March 11, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $12.50. (419) 891-5039.
“Casablanca”: A man must choose between doing the right thing and love in this classic. 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. March 14, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $5. (419) 897-8902 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
“The Greatest Story Ever Told”: Celebrate Easter with this 1965 epic. 2 p.m. March 14, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $3. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
Classic Movie Series: “Big Jim McLain.” John Wayne stars in this story about rounding up communists in Hawaii after World War II. 1-3 p.m. March 16, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
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: March 6.
> Jeff Stewart: March 11.
> St. Patrick’s Day street party: March 12-13.
> St. Patrick’s Day: open at 8 a.m.; Johnny Rocker & the Hitmen, 6-10 p.m. March 17.
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.
> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays.
> See Alice: March 6.
> Joe Woods Band: March 11.
> Ravens: March 12.
> Distinct Cousins: March 13.
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.
> Jim Bowser: 8-11 p.m. March 6.
> Troy Moore & Joe Howe: 8-11 p.m. March 12.
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.
> Brian McKnight and Take 6: 9 p.m. March 6, $35.60.
> Air Supply: 9 p.m. March 13, $30.
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.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> East River Drive: 9:30 p.m. March 6, $7.
> Hepcat Revival: 9:30 p.m. March 12-13, $7.
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.
> Dr. Manhattan, Sinker, Extra! Extra! 9 p.m. March 6, basement show.
> Words After, the Tides, the Faux Paus, Jason LaPorte Trio: 9 p.m. March 6.
> Flaw, Red Rebellion, Downspeed, For It Starts Today: 7 p.m. March 7.
> I Rival, Conditions, Life on Repeat: 5 p.m. March 8.
> Trainwreck: 9 p.m. March 12.
> Once Over, Measure the Redshift, Curse Icon, Harrowsfield: 9 p.m. March 13.
> The Cartridge Family, the Infernal Names, the Grubs, Josh David and the Dream Jeans: 7 p.m. March 17.
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.
> Great Lakes Crew: March 6.
> Independent Movie Night: “How Shawn Parker Fell in Love.” March 9.
> Village Voice Soultry Café: March 11.
> Steve Guerrero Showcase: March 13.
> Jazz Jam Session: March 17.
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.
> 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.
> Jonny Craig, Tides of March, Eye Alaska, Romance of a Rocketship, the Kaleidoscope Brighter: 6 p.m. March 13.
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.
> Swamp Kings: March 6.
> Irish Whiskey Dinner: 6 p.m. March 10.
> John Jelinger Trio: 6 p.m. March 11.
> Joe Woods Band: March 12.
> Tom Turner & Slowburn: March 13.
> Cynthia Kaay Bennett: 6 p.m. March 15.
> St. Paddy’s Feast: March 17.
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.
> The Spikedrivers: March 6.
> Fangs Out: March 11.
> Tobacco, Teammate, Go Lab: March 12.
> The Hard Lessons, Mindflash: March 13.
> St. Patrick’s Day featuring Paddy Murphy, Bobby May, Drybones Revival, Boogie Matrix Mechanism: 4 p.m. March 17.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Johnny O’Neal: 9 and 11 p.m. March 6, $8-$20.
> UT Jazz Night: 8 p.m. March 8, $3-$5.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. March 9 and 15-16, $4.
> Ellie Martin: 9 p.m. March 12, $6.
> Calvin Hughes: March 14; call for tickets.
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.
> Appetite for Destruction: 7:30 p.m. March 12.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Sangsara, Adult Books: March 6.
> Falling Spikes: March 13.
> Wait, Wait … Don’t Touch Me: 10 p.m. March 17.
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.
The Village Idiot: Tunes combined with pizza and booze, some would say it’s a perfect combination. 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 893-7281 or www.villageidiotmaumee.com.
> Jon Barallie and Bobby May: Friday afternoons.
> Bobby Rex Band: Sundays.
> Bobby and Frank May: Mondays.
> Mark Mikel: Tuesdays.
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 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.
Mas Fina: This rock-and-dance cover band is a Toledo mainstay. 9:30 p.m. March 12-13, Wild Hog Saloon, 1260 W. Alexis Rd. (419) 269-0303; 9:30 p.m. March 19-20, Club Soda, 3922 Secor Rd. (419) 473-0662; 10 p.m. March 26, Yeeha’s, 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon (419) 691-8880; 9:30 p.m. March 27, Omni, 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 535-6664.
Skeleton Crue: This band will be joined in performance by guests Sleeper Cell, Stryk 9 and Sunz of Sam. 8 p.m. March 13, Toledo Mainstreet Bar and Grill, 141 Main St. $5-$8. (419) 697-6297.
Hats Off to Jazz: This event, featuring music from the Murphy’s band, will benefit Beta Phi Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority’s scholarship fund. 6:30 p.m.-midnight March 13, Murphy’s Place, 151 Water St. $30-$35. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
Living, Hope, Passion, Wisdom: The Masterworks Chorale, with help from the Toledo School for the Arts senior chorus, will perform works by Byrd, Brahms, Rutter and Bernstein. 8 p.m. March 13, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee. $12-$25. (419) 246-8000 or www.masterworkschorale.us.
TMA Faculty Artist Series: Instructors and professors from area colleges will perform. 3 p.m. Sundays, Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> UT faculty vocalist Carol Dusdieker, March 14.
Scholars of a Different Note: This concert series features BGSU vocal and instrumental music students. 7:30 p.m. March 16, 23 and 30, Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
The Expedition Show: Formerly known as Williams & Clark Expedition, this bluegrass band will be joined by some surprise guests. 7 p.m. March 17, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 250-1096 or www.glasscityopry.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.
> Pink in the Rink; pink jersey auction: vs. Trenton Devils. 7 p.m. March 5.
> Girl Scout sleepover: vs. Charlotte Checkers. 7 p.m. March 6.
> Bullfrog Night; Kids’ Night; postgame skate with the team: vs. Charlotte Checkers. 5:30 p.m. March 7.
Dodgeball tournament: Teams of six will catch or be caught unprepared in this event, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Noon-5 March 6, Gold Medal Indoor Sports, 10020 S. Compass Dr., Rossford. (419) 874-9800 or www.justplaysportsnow.com.
Monster Jam: Revving engines, tires as tall as a basketball player and a rumble that resonates through your entire body … yes, it’s monster truck time. These behemoths will tackle a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over and smash through. 7:30 p.m. March 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14, Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $25-$30. (419) 321-5007, (419) 474-1333 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
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.
> Nick Gaza: 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 6.
> Mike Bobbitt: 8 p.m. March 10-11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 12-13.
> Dave Dyer: 8 p.m. March 17-18; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 19-20.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Collin Moulton: 7 and 10 p.m. March 6; 7 p.m. March 7, $14-$16.
> Jim Breuer: 7:30 p.m. March 9-10, $27.
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.
“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 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 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.
“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.
“The Odd Couple”: Two divorced and drastically different men attempt to co-exist in a small New York City apartment in this Neil Simon comedy. 8 p.m. March 11-13 and 18-20 and 5 p.m. March 14, Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. $12. (419) 422-4624 or www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org.
“The Long & Winding Road”: Jim Witter’s production features 30 songs from the Lennon-McCartney catalog, including “Yesterday,” “Penny Lane,” “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” and tell the stories behind the songs. 8 p.m. March 12, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $29-$39. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Ballet Theatre of Toledo: This troupe will perform to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and premiere a new ballet inspired by C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” composed by Trinity Episcopal Church’s Wayne Anthony, all to the accompaniment of SonoNovo Chamber Ensemble. 7 p.m. March 12 and 2 p.m. March 13, 1 Trinity Plaza. $15-$20. (419) 246-8732 or www.trinitytoledo.org.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Mischievous fairies fiddle in the lives of mortals in the Toledo Repertoire’s Rep Ed production of this Shakespeare adaptation. 7 p.m. March 12-13 and 2:30 p.m. March 14, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $10. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“Murders at Little Wotting”: A group of actors takes over an experimental theater piece and turns it into a “traditional British village mystery.” But someone, eating an apple, is stalking the proceedings. 8 p.m. March 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, Oliver House South Wing, 27 Broadway St. $5-$10. www.northcoasttheatre.org. Reservations: (419) 255-0416.
Rep Ed Theatre Classes: Kids ages 6-16 can learn acting, voice, dance, design and technical skills in an eight-week session with the theme “Wicked Awesome.” 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 13-27 and April 17-May 15, Madison School for the Arts, 1511 Madison Ave. $100. Registration: (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“The Designated Mourner”: This “Edgy Rep” production takes place in what seems to be the present or the near future in an unnamed Western country undergoing political conflict. 8 p.m. March 13, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza. $10. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“Lucretia”: The men of the Roman army have discovered that, during their absence, their wives have betrayed them @@ all but one. So a young prince sets out to test the faithfulness of Lucretia in this Toledo Opera production. 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $30-$95. (419) 255-7464; (419) 242-2787; www.valentinetheatre.com; or www.toledoopera.org.
“Church Basement Ladies”: Four women who run the congregation’s kitchen do more than cook; they care for their fellow church-goers, solve problems, stave off disaster and have fun. 2 and 7 p.m. March 16, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $20-$46. (419) 381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
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.
> Laura Melton, piano. 8 p.m. March 17.
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.
> “Shotgun Stories”: This movie focuses on the anger of two sets of half brothers that escalates after their father’s death. 7:30 p.m. March 16.
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.
> From the Depths, Vivian Banks, Goodbye Blue Skies, All Hope Abandon: March 6.
> G.C.C., Calveris, Years of Resistance: March 10.
> Minus Elliot, Citizen Band, Flaming Hot Marbles, Soldier Side: March 11.
> The Welders: March 13.
> Brass Tacks Five: March 17.
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.
Glassblowing classes: Introductory, hands-on workshops will leave participants with ornaments, sculpted hearts and Easter egg paperweights. Noon-3 March 11, Crystal Traditions, 145 Madison St., Tiffin. (888) 298-7236 or www.crystaltraditions.com.
Music at the Forefront: This BGSU series is a showcase for new and exciting performers of contemporary music. 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU’s 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.
> Tony Arnold, soprano, and Movses Pogossian, violin. March 15.
“Galileo: The Power of the Telescope.” This multimedia show about the beginnings of modern astronomy will last about an hour. 8 p.m. March 16, 19, 23 and 26; 2 p.m. March 20; and 7:30 p.m. March 21, 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.
Jose Munoz: This New York University associate professor will discuss “Becoming Otherwise: Mario Montez, Sonia Sotomayor, and the Affective Life of Brownness.” 7 p.m. March 17, Room 206, Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Ridge Street and North College Drive, Bowling Green. (419) 372-0585.
ANN ARBOR and surrounding area
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase: Humor, wit and the funny arts are practiced here. 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $8-$14. (734) 996-9080 or www.aacomedy.com.
> Bill Dwyer: 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 6.
> Joe DeVito: 8 p.m. March 11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 12-13.
The Ark: This small venue offers a showcase for lesser-known acts, as well as folk, bluegrass and acoustic acts. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-1451, (734) 763-8587 or www.theark.org.
> 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.
> The Caravan of Thieves: 8 p.m. March 11, $11.
> Joe Henry: 8 p.m. March 12, $20.
> Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players: 11 a.m. March 13, $12.50.
> The Band of Heathens: 8 p.m. March 13, $15.
> Lehto & Wright: 7:30 p.m. March 14, $12.50.
Blind Pig: A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$20. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com.
> Electric Six, Bars of Gold: 9 p.m. March 6.
> Tally Hall, Jukebox the Ghost, the Sunday Mail, Skybox: 8 p.m. March 9.
> Rubblebucket Orchestra: 9:30 p.m. March 11.
> Hana Malhas, Chris Bathgate, Wolfie Complex: 9:30 p.m. March 12.
> The Elroys, Graveyard Punks, Wine Me Up, Zymosis: 9:30 p.m. March 16.
> Honey & the Honey Bees, Sha Sha La La, Jeremy Demyan, Christian Carpenter: 9:30 p.m. March 17.
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. Through 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.
> “Preserving History”: A UM paper conservator will talk about how to engage today’s youth in historical documents. Noon-1:30 March 11, Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave.
> Graphic novels panel with Jim Ottaviani, Phoebe Gloeckner and Eric Rabkin: 7-8:30 p.m. March 16, Shapiro Undergraduate Library screening room, 919 S. University Ave.
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.
> Trio La Vita: 8 p.m. March 6, $5-$25.
> Andrew Kratzat Quartet: 8 p.m. March 10, $5-$25.
> Opera on Tap: 8 p.m. March 11, $10.
> Kate Olson Quartet: 8 p.m. March 12, $5-$25.
> Alberto Rojo Trio: 8 p.m. March 13, $10-$30.
> Tony Arnold and Movses Pogossian: 4:30 p.m. March 14, $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: “39 Steps (U.K.), March 8; “Wild Strawberries” (Sweden), March 15.
> “An American Tail”: A young immigrant mouse struggles to find his family in their new home country. 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.
> “Pomegranates and Myrrh”: A newlywed dancer struggles to balance her ambitions and her Palestinian husband’s imprisonment in Israel for refusal to give up his land. 7:30 p.m. March 10.
> “Nature’s Industry: The Role of Biomimicry in the New Green Economy” by Dr. Dayna Baumeister. 5 p.m. March 11, free.
> Ray Davies, the 88: 8:30 p.m. March 11, $35-$100.
> “Amreeka”: A single mother relocates from the Middle East to the Midwest with her teen son. 7:30 p.m. March 11, $6.
> Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. March 13, $24.50-$49.
> “Star-Spangled Music” from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. March 14, $14. (800) 345-3000, michtheater.org/series_njfk.php or Ticketmaster.com.
> International Championship of Collegiate A Capella semifinals: 4 p.m. March 14, $20-$25.
> “Amistad”: A ship is mutinied by its “cargo” of slaves bound for Cuba. When the ship ends up in the American colonies, the Africans and their legal advisers make their case for freedom. 6 p.m. March 17, free.
> The Millers Creek Film Festival, showcasing connection to the Huron River. 4:30 p.m. March 19, free.
> “Concrete, Steel & Paint”: A prison art class collaborates with crime victims of crime to design a mural, and their views on punishment and forgiveness collide. 7 p.m. March 31.
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).
“Disillusion”: While traditional forms of visual illusion create a nonreality, disillusion destroys a reality. This exhibition examines illusion and dis-illusion in all its meanings. Noon-7 Tuesdays-Sundays through March 12, UM Work Gallery, 306 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-1265 or art-design.umich.edu/exhibitions/work_ann_arbor.
Bob the Builder and His Can-Do Crew: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through March 14, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St. between Fourth Ave. and Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $9. (734) 995-5439 or www.aahom.org.
“Notes From a Quarry.” The art of Vincent Castagnacci has, over decades, developed its own look and feel. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, until 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 14, River Gallery, 120 S. Main St., Chelsea, Mich. (734) 433-0826 or chelsearivergallery.com.
“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.
“Dream Seeding for Compassionate Communities”: Art from all ages will be displayed with the goal of demonstrating that “a more peaceful, just and ecologically healthy world is possible.” Reception featuring music and storytelling, 6-9 p.m. March 20; exhibit, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sundays through March 26, Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-5786, uunions.umich.edu/munion or dreamseeding.org.
“Quilty Pleasures”: The fiber art of Margaret Baratta and Michelle Benton will be on display. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through March 26, Two Twelve Arts Center, 212 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. (734) 944-2787 or www.twotwelvearts.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.
“Intermission”: In honor of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, this exhibit is chock-full of films, new media, and film-inspired works from Michigan artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 Sundays through March 28, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-8004 or annarborartcenter.org.
“Mind”: This multimedia exhibit features 33 artists’ depictions and interpretations of the mind. Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through March 28, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“Meanings Optional”: Composite images by Joseph Bergman will be on display. Reception, 3-5 p.m. March 14; 7 a.m.-midnight weekdays and 8 a.m.-midnight weekends through March 30, UM’s Pierpont Commons Wall Gallery, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-7544.
“Reflections on Familiar Comforts”: Barbara Goodsitt’s colored pencil illustrations will be on display. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through March, Moonwinks Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-5151 or www.moonwinkscafe.com.
“WSG Invites Family and Friends”: Unlike a cell phone plan, this exhibition focused on 16 artists, who then each asked a creative friend to also display their works. Reception, 6-9 p.m. March 12; exhibition: Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through March 31 and noon-10 April 1-3, WSG Gallery, 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-2287 or www.wsg-art.com.
“About Face”: A baker’s dozen of artists present an exhibition of portraits of friends, family and community members who posed in street clothes or period costumes, with a variety of interpretations. Reception, March 19; exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through April 10, Side Door Gallery, inside the Dexter Picture Frame Co., 8063 Main St., Dexter, Mich. (734) 426-1581 or www.thesidedoorgallery.com.
Susan Veness: This author of “The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom,” will talk about her Disney adventures. 3 p.m. March 6, Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 973-0846.
Puppet shows: Two adult-focused productions, “The Heror Chronicles: An Adventure Which Hath Occurred in Peatanglia” and “Escape from the Curse from the Night of Trash Mountain,” will be staged. 9 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20, Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, Mich. $5. (734) 657-2337 or www.dreamlandtheater.com.
Hubble Vision: The telescope’s two decades of imagery of the edges of known space are woven into a “story of cosmic exploration and the wonders of the universe.” 12:30 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27, UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5. (734) 764-0478 or www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum.
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.
St. Paddy’s Madness: Although Hollander’s is traditionally thought of as a paper source, the owners have recently turned to cooking classes as well. This one features Irish dishes including colcannon with Irish bacon, soda bread and buttermilk scones. 1-2 p.m. March 14, Hollander’s, Kerrytown Shops, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $15. (734) 741-7531 or www.hollanders.com.