Father’s Day events/calendar June 20 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Father’s Day pig roast: This event includes a variety of manly vittles, such as gourmet beef, bison and turkey burgers, bratwurst, sausages and hot dogs, as well as the meal’s guest of honor. Desserts and cigars are included. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20, Oliver House courtyard between Mutz and The Cafe, 27 Broadway St. $23, not including alcohol. Reservations: (419) 243-1302 or theoliverhousetoledo.com.
Father’s Day Celebration and Barbecue: Dads get free when accompanied by their kids. Inflatable games and activities are planned for kids. Barbecue seatings are at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2; $9-$12.50. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. Regular admission: $8-$11. (419) 385-4040, ext. 3092, or toledozoo.org.
Imagination Station Honors Dad: This children’s science museum will let Dads in free when their kids accompany them. Kids, in turn, can make Pops gifts in the Science Studio. Noon-5 June 20, Summit and Adams streets. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Dads Run the Bases at Fifth Third Field: After the Toledo Mud Hens turn back the Norfolk Tides, fathers will take the field for their chance to trot home. Fireworks will be held afterward, and SpongeBob SquarePants will be in the house, too. 6:30 p.m. June 20, 406 Washington St. Tickets from $7. (419) 725-4367 or www.mudhens.com.
Father’s Day train: Help Dad make tracks with a tour of southeast Michigan, a murder mystery to solve and a five-course meal. 2-5 p.m. June 20, Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $69.95. Reservations: (888) 467-2451 or www.murdermysterytrain.com.
Bitter End Restaurant & Bar: If you like your entertainment with a lake view, this may be your spot. 900 Anchor Pointe Road, Curtice. (419) 836-7044 or www.bitterendbar.com.?> Slow Burn: June 18.?> Pizza-eating contest, 5-9 p.m. June 19, $10.?> Ron Razzberry: June 25.?> Barile & May: 4 p.m. June 27, no cover.
The 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.?> Don Binkley & Larry Smirin: June 16, Bullpen.?> Ronn Daniels: June 17.?> Jeff Stewart & the 25s: June 18.?> Gutterflower: June 19.?> David Lester: June 24.?> The Bridges: June 25-26.
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.?> Open mic night with Chris Knopp: Mondays.?> Ben Barefoot and friends: Tuesdays.?> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays through Aug. 4.?> Joe Woods Band: June 17.?> Dave Carpenter & the Jaeglers: June 18.?> Crucial 420: June 19.?> Rivers Edge: June 24.?> Stonehouse: June 25.?> Gin Bunny: June 26.
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.?> Tom Harms: 8-11 p.m. June 18.?> Poetry open mic: 8-10 p.m. June 23.?> Decent Folk: 8-11 p.m. June 25.
Caesars Windsor: If you have your passport, consider hopping the Detroit River for this casino’s entertainment offerings. Ticket prices, in Canadian dollars, are for the cheapest seats; attendees must be 19 or older. Caesars Windsor Colosseum, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, Ontario. (800) 991-7777 or www.caesarswindsor.com.?> Jethro Tull: 9 p.m. June 19, $25.?> Paul Anka: 9 p.m. June 26, $39.
Centennial Terrace: This venue next to a quarry hosts dance parties, swing bands and rockers. 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-1500, www.playsylvania.com or www.ticketmaster.com.?> Blues & Jazz Festival (Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank fundraiser): Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Josh Boyd & the VIP Band. 3-11:30 p.m. June 19, $25-$30. (419) 242-5000, ext. 216, or www.toledofoodbank.org.?> Night Session Big Band: 7-10:30 p.m. June 23, $8.?> Summer Disco Party: 8 p.m.-midnight June 25, $25.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, such as the Sly Fox, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.?> Steve Richko: June 18-19.?> Jason Quick: June 25-26.
The Distillery: Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.?> Nathan Cogan: June 16.?> Good Stuff Maynard: June 17-19.?> Dave Carpenter: June 22.?> Tony & Lyle: June 23.?> NBC Band: June 24.?> City Limit Sundown: June 25-26.
Doc Watson’s: Named in honor of the owners’ forefather, this bar and restaurant serves a variety of dishes and entertainment. 1515 S. Byrne Road. (419) 389-6003 or docwatsonstoledo.com.?> John & Bobby: 9:30 p.m. June 16 and 23; 10 p.m. June 18.?> Ginger Love: 10 p.m. June 19.?> Name This Tune: 7 p.m. June 24.?> John Barile and Nick Caswell: 10 p.m. June 25.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or fatfishfunnybonetoledo.com.?> Fat Fish Blue: 9:30 p.m. June 19, 25-26, $7.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. Tickets vary between $5 and $15, unless noted. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.?> Within the Ruins, the World We Knew, Woe of the Tyrants, Structures, Save the Martyr, Death to Its Toll: 6 p.m. June 16.?> Set It Off, Danger Is My Middle Name, Barely Blind, Always Falling, Swagger Crew, Tom Brilhart: 5 p.m. June 17.?> Spose, the Right Now, Harry & the Hood, Raine Wilder: 9 p.m. June 18.?> No Bunny, Joey & the Traitors, Jordan, Yeti Machete: 9 p.m. June 19.?> Moon Taxi: Noon June 22.?> Four Letter Lie, Lower Definition, I Am Abomination, Life on Repeat, Goodbye Blue Skies, Fight the Tide: 6 p.m. June 23.?> The Meat Puppets, Highbinder, Dirty Filthy Mugs: 8 p.m. June 24.?> Tortoise, Brett Nauckle: 9 p.m. June 25.?> The Comeback: 9 p.m. June 26.?> Just Surrender, TeamNate, Don’t Fear the Sun, New Collisions, No Privilieges, the Rooftops: 6 p.m. June 27.
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.?> OG Spot: June 19.?> “Good Hair,” discussion to follow: June 22.?> The E Zone erotic poetry: 8 p.m. June 24, $3.?> Cottonwood Jam String Band fundraiser: June 26.
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.?> Weep the Beldam, A New Factor, Grindline, Unspoken: 7 p.m. June 19.?> Chiodos, Fight the Tide, Hard Heart Away: 6 p.m. June 25.?> Saliva, Shamans Harvest, Lifeline, Cold Conspiracy: 7 p.m. June 27, $18-$22.
J. Patrick’s Restaurant & Pub: Live entertainment after 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 874-3111 or www.hifq.com. ?> That Allie Girl: June 18-19.?> Soul Fissh: June 25-26.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City puts on a show for the weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.?> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. June 17.?> Quartet Bernadette: June 18.?> John Barile: June 19.?> Father’s Day brunch: June 20.?> Cynthia Kaay Bennett: 6 p.m. June 21.?> Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: 6 p.m. June 22.?> John Jelinger Trio: 6 p.m. June 24.?> Jeff Stewart: June 25.?> Stonehouse: June 26.
Mickey Finn’s: A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover; $5-$7 cover other nights. 602 Lagrange St. (419) 246-3466 or www.mickeyfinnspub.com.?> Happy Hollows, Grooms, the Bleu Ox: 9 p.m. June 17.?> Ben Barefoot: 9 p.m. June 18.?> Smoke Theory: 9 p.m. June 19.?> You Can Be a Wesley, Stately Mane: 9 p.m. June 23.?> Trigger Effect: 9 p.m. June 24.?> We Launch Rockets: 9 p.m. June 25.?> Hobo Stew: 9 p.m. June 26.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.?> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. June 16 and 21-23.?> Ellie Martin: 9 p.m. June 18 and 25, $6.?> Glenda McFarlin and Toledo Public Schools talent: 9 p.m. June 19 and 26, $8.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.?> Great Lakes Crew: June 18.?> AntiVillains: June 19.?> The Main Street Gospel, Vug, Arakas and the Stallions, WEe: June 25.?> Zimmerman Twins, Minglewood Labor Camp: June 26.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.?> Kyle White: 7 p.m. June 17.?> Boffo: 8 p.m. June 18-19.?> Ronn Daniels: 7 p.m. June 24.?> A night of jazz with Gene Parker: 8 p.m. June 25-26.
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.
> 5 Neat Guys: Wednesdays.
> Mark Mikel: Friday afternoons and Tuesday nights.?> The Bob Rex Band: Sunday afternoons.?> Frankie May & Barefoot Ben: Mondays.?> Wilburshaw: June 16, 23-24.?> Andrew Ellis and the Setting Sons: June 17 and 19.?> The Nutones: June 18.?> Bobby May Drybone Revival: June 25.?> Cloud Magic: June 26.
Wesley’s Bar & Grill: A huge variety of beers helps wash down the entertainment. Boccie ball is a bonus! 1201 Adams St. (419) 255-3333 or wesleysbar.com.?> DJs Folks, Mattimoe and Perrine: Fridays.?> Kentucky Chrome: June 19.?> Shane Piasecki: June 26.
Woodchucks: The place to go for an eclectic mix of people and music. 224 S. Erie St. (419) 241-3045.?> Karaoke with The Georgia Peach: Wednesdays.?> Retro Night with DJ Rage: Thursdays.?> Sangsara, Pewter Cub: June 18.?> 13, Into the Void, From the Depths: June 19.?> Bass Drum of Death, Faux Paus, Adult Books: June 22.
Lunch at Levis Square concert series: Downtown Toledo Improvement District conspires to set lunch to music. Noon-1:30 Thursdays through Aug. 26, Levis Square, North St. Clair Street and Madison Avenue. (419) 249-5494.
Maumee River jazz series: Live music near the lapping waters of the river. Wednesdays through June 30, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. (419) 697-6289.?> Alexander Zonjic: June 16.?> Jesse Coleman: June 23.
Brown Bag Summer Concert Series: Grab your ham (or veggie) samiches and listen to some tunes while you digest. Vendors will be on hand for those who forget to pack! 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, north lawn of Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.?> John Cleveland: June 16.?> Randy & the Reef Sharks: June 23.
Make a Splash with Broadway Entertainment: A group of teen vocalists will perform Broadway hits. 3 p.m. June 17, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Music at the Market: Weekly concerts will pierce the summer heat. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Commodore Park, Louisiana and Indiana. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.?> Cake Walkin’ Jass Band: June 17.?> Suburban Legend: June 24.
UT Summer Jazz Institute concert: Vic Juris, Stephanie Nakasian, Gunnar Mossblad and more than 50 other musicians will jam. 7:30-11 p.m. June 18, Ramada Hotel, 3536 Secor Road. $5. (419) 535-7070, (419) 530-2448 or www.utoledo.edu/as/music.
Rally by the River: It’s back! A Toledo summer music institution will resume with a variety of acts laying tunes over the Maumee River. 5 p.m., Promenade Park, Water Street, downtown, west bank of the river. $20-$25. (419) 283-7299, (419) 824-3999 or rallybytheriver.com.?> War, East River Drive, Funk Nation, the Cheeks: June 18.?> Skid Row, Dokken, L.A. Guns and FIRE: June 25.?> Survivor, Pat Travers, Altered Ending, MAS FiNA: June 26.
Rally in the Alley: Adults can celebrate the end of the workweek with live music, food and drinks. 5-8 p.m., Latham Courtyard, Findlay. www.findlayhancockchamber.com.?> Dominance: June 18.?> Tongue ’n’ Groove: June 25.
The Happy Badger: The AntiVillains will perform with guest Estar Cohen. 5 p.m. June 19, 331 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-0706 or www.happybadger.com.
Concerts on the Lawn: Hepcat Revival. Bands will perform as listeners take in the tunes … and the beauty of the grounds during this summer music series. 7-8:30 p.m. June 20, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787, www.577foundation.org or www.perrysburgarts.org.
Courtyard Concerts: Rock while you eat rolls at this series of lunchtime concerts. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Latham Courtyard, downtown Findlay. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.?> David Lester: June 22.
Acoustic Rock: Mr. Seley will present a concert of kooky lyrics and lively music for summer reading club participants. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 22, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.?> 6:30 p.m. June 22, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.?> 1:30 p.m. June 23, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.?> 4 p.m. June 23, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.?> 10:30 a.m. June 24, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. (419) 259-5303.?> 2 p.m. June 24, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Verandah concert: Jammin’ Grammas. The porch of the Hayes home becomes a stage for this free series of seasonal performances, preceded by ice cream socials. Bring your own seats! 6:45-8 p.m. June 23, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Eddie Boggs. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk June 23, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
All-Star Review Drum and Bugle Corps contest: Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and other world-class professional corps from across the country will compete. 8-10:30 p.m. June 24, Doyt Perry Stadium, Campbell Hill and Wooster Street, BGSU. (419) 352-7339.
TMA concerts: American Harp Society Ensemble. Visual and audible arts combine for a new experience. 7 p.m. June 25, Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in 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 www.toledomuseum.org/events/community.
Toledo Museum of Art exhibitions: As part of the Blue Star Museums program of the National Endowment for the Arts, TMA will offer free parking to active duty military personnel, with identification, and their families through Labor Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 Sundays (closed July 4), 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org. ?> “Strong Sensations: Impressionism and Symbolist Works on Paper, 1860-1900.” Prints by artists such as Manet, Gauguin, Degas, van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec will be featured in selections of UT art history students. Through June 20, Hitchcock Gallery.?> Findlay area artists’ exhibition: Works in this juried exhibition feature a variety of media, including painting, photography and sculpture. Through June 20, Community Galleries.?> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters From the Rock Era.” Posters produced San Francisco area concerts are known for their innovative text, vibrant colors and coded messages and left an impression on ensuing graphic design. Through Sept. 12, Canaday Gallery.?> “Out of Sight: Backs, Bottoms and Bases.” Visitors can see what’s behind the closed cabinet doors and on the backs of paintings in this exhibition featuring details usually hidden from view or that were designed to be deliberately hard to find. Many times. June 18-Aug. 29, 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 or www.dia.org.?> “Detroit Experiences”: Dozens of black-and-white photographs taken by Robert Frank for his 1958 book “The Americans” will be on display through July 3. ?> “Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present.” “This exhibition explores the artistic consequences of the variations and dynamics of cultural exchanges between Africans and Europeans over 500 years.” Through Aug. 8.
Bork, Brand, Cavalier and Kolasky exhibition: This colorful group show mimics spring’s colorful bursts, from Dustyn Bork’s and Elizabeth Cavalier’s mixed-media works and Renee Brand’s abstract coastal village scenes to David Kolasky’s sculptural glass. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through June 25, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Art-a-Fair 2010: PRIZM Creative Community’s fourth annual juried art show features visual and literary art created by its members. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through June 26, second floor gallery, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, 325 North Michigan Ave. (419) 872-8730 or www.myprizm.com.
Favorites from the National Center for Nature Photography collections: The center will celebrate its seventh anniversary with an exhibition of favorites and new prints. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 27, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Ramona Mercer: This artist’s watercolors and oil paintings will be on display and sale. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through June 30, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
“My Journey in Tanzania, Africa”: The work of artist Alecia Robinson will be displayed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 2, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“From Toledo to Toledo”: About 50 works by Loli Chiron of Toledo, Spain, will be displayed. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (until 7 Wednesdays) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through July 8, Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 909 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 867-3533 or www.insideangles.com.
“Toledo Emerges”: Fresh work from fresh faces in a variety of media including graffiti, print-making, painting, metals and ceramics. Reception: 6-8 p.m. June 17; through July 29, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or HYPERLINK “http://www.owens.edu” www.owens.edu.
“Summer Garden Reflections”: Nearly 60 works by 23 Athena Art Society members, in media ranging from gouache to acrylics. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 1; exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 Sundays through Aug. 1. Trellis Gallery, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 children. (419) 862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.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.
“Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands.” Works drawn from a National Geographic book of the same name by photographer Annie Griffiths Belt and author Barbara Kingsolver “document and capture the essence of endangered wilderness areas.” Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Aug. 29, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9757 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“The Elegance of the Edwardian Era”: The period 1890 to 1910 was an unparalleled era of extravagance and opulence in lifestyle and in fashion. Examples of lavish gowns and accessories, including a selection of romantic, gauzy, embroidered white dresses. Guided tours available 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; museum open noon-4:30 through Dec. 20, Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $2.50-$5. (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.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.?> African & African-American Art: 6 and 6:30 p.m. June 18; 2 and 3 p.m. June 19.?> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters from the Rock Era.” 6 and 6:30 p.m. June 25.?> Saints and Sinners: 2 and 3 p.m. June 26.
Art Hours: Would-be glass artists now can reserve spots in the TMA’s hour-long studio sessions. Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the class: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448. toledomuseum.org. ?> Flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. June 25; 4 and 5 p.m. June 26.?> Swizzle sticks: 6 and 7 p.m. June 18.?> African-Inspired beads: 1, 2 and 3 June 19.?> Tiles: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. June 19.?> Beads: 6 and 7 p.m. June 25.
Kaleidoscope exhibition: Toledo School for the Arts students’ artwork will be on display. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through June 31, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
TMA hands-on activities: These free, drop-in crafts give children and adults a more tangible grasp on elements of the museum’s exhibits and events. Libbey Court (unless noted), 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.?> African Shaker: 7 p.m. June 18.?> Art Nouveau Gate: 2 p.m. June 27.
Family Pottery: Preschoolers and kindergarteners, with their adult companions, will try hand-built pottery projects. 9:30-11 a.m. June 18, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
For the Love of Art summer workshops: Kids can try on a variety of art techniques and media. Students in third grade and younger meet at 10 a.m.; grades four-six classes will start at 11:30 a.m., with no classes on Wednesdays. 4027 N. Holland-Sylvania Road. $36 each. (419) 882-2060 or www.forloveart.com.?> No Brushes Allowed: June 21-25.
Art Walk: Peek at what artists are working on in their studios, what new items are on display in galleries and how art is transforming the Glass City. 6-9 p.m. June 24, various locations in downtown Toledo; maps available at www.acgt.org.
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, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Kayak and canoe practice: Members of the Toledo River Gang will help paddlers with skills, kayak rolling, safety and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31, Three Meadows Pond, 700 Three Meadows Dr., Perrysburg. toledorivergang.homestead.com.
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 June 16, Whitehouse American Legion, 6910 S. Providence, Whitehouse.?> 1-6:45 p.m. June 17, Blissfield American Legion, 415 High St., Blissfield, Mich.?> 1-6 p.m. June 17, First Federal Bank, 22020 W. Route 51, Genoa.?> 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St.?> 10:30- a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 22, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.?> 1-6 p.m. June 23, Lyons Christian Church, 138 E. Morenci, Lyons.?> 12:30-6:30 p.m. June 24, Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 E. Center St., Petersburg, Mich.?> 7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 25, Rocket Hall, UT, Secor Road.?> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 25, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.?> 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27, Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe 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.?Other markets: ?> Perrysburg Farmers Market: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 14, Louisiana Ave.?> Bowling Green: Food, flowers, handicrafts, entertainment and more. 3-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27, Sam B’s parking lot, Main and Clough streets. (419) 354-4332.?> Perennials, flowers, vegetables, jams, jellies and baked goods. 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 26, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave.
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.
Cheers for Beers: Lager lovers can try up to eight brews from each weekend’s theme. 1-4 p.m., the Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. Sample fees apply. (419) 473-3232.?> Rogue & Stone Brewing: June 19-20.?> Beer Challenge blind tasting: June 26-27.
Adult African Dance: Allison Kodeih of ALMA Dance & Drum will lead a four-week session. 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through June 29, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10 a session. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Steve Goreham book signings: This author will discuss climate change and his new book, “Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park), (419) 474-3704; 3-6 p.m. June 16, Books A Million, 2105 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, (419) 873-0727.
Get Grillin’: Saundra Irvine, the director of Andersons’ cooking school, will help the barbecue curious and starters determine which cuts of meat grill the best, pair meats with vegetables, and how to use marinades, rubs or sauces. 6:30 p.m. June 17, Andersons Market, 7638 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. (419) 517-7707. Registration: www.danberry.com.
Poetry reading: Local poets Mike Hackney and Mike Kochinski will share verses. 7-9 p.m. June 18, Center for Visual Arts library, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
Golf Fore Life: This four-person scramble-format event features carts and chicken dinner and prizes for closest to the pin, longest and straightest drives. Proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo. 1 p.m. June 18, Bedford Hills Golf Club, 6400 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. $100-$400. (419) 578-7350 or www.pregnancycenter.org
Wine by the Glass Pavilion: Visitors can try four wines and appetizers and check out the TMA hot shop. 7-9:30 p.m. June 18, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Zoo to Do: This black-tie affair features more than 50 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, live music and dancing. 6 p.m.-midnight June 18, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $150. (419) 385-4040 or toledozoo.org.
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway Spring Motor Car Rally: Motor cars are the Smart Cars of the rails, tiny individual vehicles. Visitors are welcome to take in the 48-mile, three round-trip festivities; motor car owners can participate for $25. 9:30 a.m. June 19 along the Cloverleaf Division of the Nickel Plate Railroad, Yawberg Road in Grand Rapids to Waterville. (419) 878-2177, (866) 638-7246 or www.tlew.org.
Open mic poetry: Although the center hosts these odes to the poetic work weekly, the June 19 event will be dedicated to UT Distinguished Professor Rane Arroyo. Hosted by Luis Chaluisan. 9 p.m., Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
Wolcott House lawn sale: Antiques and collectibles will be available, as will baked goods, concessions and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19, 1031 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.org.
Motor Muster: The auto-fixated will get their fill of rubber and steel. Hundreds of classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles and more will be on display, with a Saturday night cruise, too. Other entertainment will include a live World War II-era USO show, activities for kids and dramatic presentations. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. June 19 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$21; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Mansfield Gun Show: A family-oriented sport show featuring hundreds of items related to hunting and shooting sports, as well as some military history items. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20, Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Road, Mansfield. $4. (330) 806-1110 or heritagegunshowsohio.com.
Tai Chi: Visitors can try this exercise, credited with reducing stress, keeping joints working smoothly and improving flexibility. 7 p.m. June 22 and 29, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“Evil Brothers”: Detective Frank Stiles will talk about the Cook brothers, convicted of several area murders. 7 p.m. June 21, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Frugal Living: Candy Huner will present tips on coupons and purchasing strategies. 7 p.m. June 22, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Digital Photography Basics Part 1: Those thinking of buying a new camera can learn about the digital versions or learn how to get the most out of a recent purchase. 10 a.m.-noon June 22, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747 or apps.monroe.lib.mi.us/patronclassregistration/.
Glass City Singles dance: Father’s Day. 8:30 p.m.-midnight June 25, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Sell It on E-Bay: Anyone curious about this online auction site can find out how to put items up for sale, price them, take pictures and more. 10 a.m. June 26, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Holland-Springfield Strawberry Festival: A berry bakeoff, crafts, rides, tournaments, parade, toddlers’ pageant and more make this a sweet festival. 4-11 p.m. June 16, 4 p.m.-midnight June 17-18 and noon-midnight June 19-20, Community Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Rd., Holland. (419) 865-1859 or www.hollandstrawberryfestival.com.
Black Swamp Quilt Auction & Family Festival: Stitched work and handmade wood items will be displayed, and silent and live auctions, children’s activities, Bullfrog 5K run/walk and youth “oozeball” tournament are planned to celebrate Mennonite culture and raise money for Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio and Mennonite Central committee. 4-9 p.m. June 18 and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 Route 108, Wauseon. (419) 335-7469 or www.blackswampbenefit.org.
Juneteenth: This annual celebration of the spreading news of emancipation after the Civil War will feature tours, Civil War reenactments, demonstrations, music from gospel to funk, dancing, activities and food. Noon-6 June 19, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Natural living festival: Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Earth-conscious living; events will include a community garage sale, artists, informational presentations and demonstrations, children’s crafts and activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. (419) 266-6635 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
LatinoFest: Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte, Fito Valle y Harmonia Tejana, Grupo Invenzible, Los Hermanos Villegas will perform, along with Mariachi Guadalajara and el Corazon de Mexico dance troupe. Family time will be held until 4, and a salsa contest will be hosted by DJ Canny. 1-10:30 p.m. June 19, Promenade Park, 1 Water Street. $10-$15. (419) 350-0578 or (419) 490-8806 or www.latinofesttoledo.com.
Napoleon/Henry County Ribfest: Baby back ribs will be prepared by civic organizations, with music from the Rusty Griswolds. 5:30-10:30 p.m. June 25, downtown Napoleon. www.visitnaphc.com.
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Festival: Music (Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach, 7 p.m. June 25; Extra Stout, 4 p.m. June 26; Velvet Jones, 7 p.m. June 26; and Duwayne Malinowski, 1 p.m. June 27), bingo and other games, rides, chicken dinners ($5-$8) and a white elephant sale are on the schedule. June 25-June 27, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 724-4770 or www.toledostpats.org.
Riverside Wine Festival: Ohio wineries will uncork their best offerings, plus visitors can try gourmet foods, demonstrations, entertainment, fine arts and crafts. Noon-8 June 26, Riverside Park, 219 McManess Ave., Findlay. $10-$18. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
The Metrobarks Festival: Canines and their companions will strut their stuff in contests including best kisser, best dressed and looks most like owner; a “Mutt Show,” music, food and kids’ activities are planned, too. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Portage River Festival: Entertainment, flea and craft market, lawn mower pulling contest, kiddie tractor pull, talent and classic car shows are planned to celebrate the river the town was founded on. All day June 27, Rice Street, downtown Elmore. (419) 832-2968, (419) 862-3552 or www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Fort Meigs: Historical interpreters, dressed in period attire, answer questions, offer weapon demonstrations and discuss the history of the fort and its role in the War of 1812. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-$8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
The Canal Experience: Take an authentic 1876 canal boat cruise, then see how waterpower is used to saw logs and grind grain. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in June and June 21, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 Route 24 West (at Route 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Frogtown Froggy Museum: More than 300 amphibians are on display, as well as a “ribbit-ticklin’” activity room. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 136 N. Summit St., Suite 1A. Donations. (419) 944-8806 or www.frogtownfroggymuseum.webs.com.
Oak Grove School: A restored, one-room schoolhouse helps visitors learn what it was like to attend school in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Open seasonally, by reservation only; Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Imagination Station: This children’s science museum handles some hefty topics in a manner appealing to the entire family. 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?> “Wise About Eyes”: This exhibit is designed to educate kids (and adults) about ways to keep their eyes healthy and safe. Through June 27. ?> The Big Dig: Footprints to Fossils. Excavate and assemble bones; challenge your dinosaur knowledge in our interactive maze; and dig through shale in search of fossils. Through Sept. 6.?> 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 books: “On the Day You Were Born” by Debra Frasier, through June 20; “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert, June 22-27.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m. through Aug. 28, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Northwest Ohio Railroad: Quarter-scale train rides are offered using either a diesel or steam engine, and model trains are laid out in the museum. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1 train rides. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Butterfly House: The home to hundreds of flittery, fluttery creatures that capture hearts and imaginations is open. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Sept. 30, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $5.50-$7. (419) 877-2733 or www.butterfly-house.com. ?> $1 off admission for fathers who visit June 19-20 with their kids.
Sandpiper: This Toledo tradition offers cruises up and down the river, offering vantage points for scenery not usually observed in our land-based lives. Departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. Reservations: (419) 537-1212 or www.sandpiperboat.com.?> Picnic lunch cruises: Noon-2 Thursdays through Sept. 30, $14-$22.?> Discover the River: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 25, $7-$15.?> Sunset & City Lights cruises: 8-10 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8, $20.?> Friday night family cruises: 6-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27, $7-$15.?> Lighthouse Cruise: 12:30-5:30 p.m. June 27, $15-$35.
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.?> Fancy Frames: June 17.?> Juneteenth recap: June 20, 22 and 24.?> Patriotic Palette: June 27, 29 and July 1.
Sunday Sampler: Visitors can try a different experience each week. 2 p.m., Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., unless noted. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.?> Herp, Herp Hooray: June 20, Metz Visitor Center.?> History of Horses: June 27, Metz Visitor Center.
Poo-Peck the Clown: Balloons and magic will combine in this show. 2 p.m. June 16, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Zoo to You: Kids can meet and learn about animals from the Toledo Zoo! 2 p.m. June 16, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
The Magic School Bus Makes a Splash: Enjoy a story, science experiments, games and a craft as we learn all about water! 2 p.m. June 16, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 3 p.m. June 16, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.?> 4 p.m. June 16, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Splish Splash Magic: Gordon the Magician will captain a mysterious high seas adventure. 10:30 a.m. June 16, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Just Add Water: Teens and tweens will create, experiment or play by adding moisture. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 16, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.?> 2 p.m. June 21, Huntington Meeting Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Body Art by Jen: Teens can make temporary waves with henna and other removable tattoos. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 3 p.m. June 16, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.?> 2 p.m. June 17, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220. ?> 1 p.m. June 21, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2-4 p.m. June 29, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Ming the Magnificent: This magician incorporates ancient Chinese music and storytelling into his performances. ?> 1:30 p.m. June 16, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 23, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library book sale: Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, videos and more will be up for grabs. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-18, Main Library’s Classics Gift Shop, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5358 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Doodlebug Art Camps: Kids can get their art on at summer sessions. 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 16-July 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $3 a session with in-person registration. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Point Place Community Scavenger Hunt: Residents and outsiders can discover the Toledo neighborhood during this hunt. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 16-19, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Take a Bite Out of Shark Week: Games, crafts and treats will get participants in the swim. 2 p.m. June 17, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Yo-Yo Yoga: Teens can learn how to keep fit using yoga techniques that inspire, invigorate and calm. You will also be led through guided meditations. www.toledolibrary.org. ?> 2 p.m. June 17, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 3 p.m. June 24; 3:30 p.m. July 1, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
Make a Splash with Joyce Davis: The “Puppet Lady” and her friends will tackle “The Case of the Missing Pearl.” www.toledolibrary.org.?> 3 p.m. June 17, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.?> 3 p.m. June 24, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
Babysitting clinics: Potential au pairs and kiddie watchdogs 11 and older will learn how to handle emergencies, first aid and the unruliest of youngsters in this six-hour American Red Cross course. $30; registration required. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 1-4 p.m. June 17-18, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 878-3055.?> 5-8 p.m. June 21-22, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 259-5240.?> 9 a.m.-noon June 23-24, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.?> 1-4 p.m. June 24-25, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 9 a.m.-noon June 25-26, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
Game On: Teens are invited to try their hand at “Mario Kart” in this tournament. 2-4 p.m. June 18, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Teddy Bear Picnic Dayz: Children can bring their stuffed friends for a picnic, hayrides, stories, a parade and more fun. 11 a.m.-1 and noon-2 June 18, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. $5. Reservations: (419) 461-1298 or countrylanetreefarm.com.
The Dawn of Astronomy: The achievements of early people in measuring time, developing the zodiac and predicting celestial movements will be presentedHYPERLINK “http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/shows/venue/id/2″. 8:30 p.m. June 18 and 25, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Dairy Days: Through special demonstrations and hands-on activities, guests will have an opportunity to better understand the role dairy plays in their lives today and in the lives of the early pioneers. Be sure to try hand-cranking (and then sampling) the ice cream! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 19, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Family Safety Day: A fire safety “smokehouse” simulator will allow children and parents to experience smoke conditions, learn how to safely and quickly get out of their house and work out a family safety plan. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19, Andersons Market, 7638 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, (419) 517-7707; The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700.
Tractors, Tractors, Tractors: Machines of yore @@ and the present @@ that make farming easier will be examined. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Red Cross Babysitting Clinics: Kids 11-14 can learn how to care for little ones. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 19 and July 24, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $30; in-person registration. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Muster on the Maumee: “See the evolution of the common soldier from the Roman legionnaire through the 20th century” with demonstrations, encampments, activities and vendors. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19 and noon-5 June 20, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
Splish! Splash! Take a Sweet-Smelling Bath: Teens can make their own scented lotions and bath salts. 2 p.m. June 21, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Cake Magic: Lagrange Street’s Cake Lady will demonstrate how to decorate a cake or two and answer questions. Afterward, samples! 4:30-6 p.m. June 21, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Message in a Bottle Charm: Older kids can make charms for themselves or friends.6:30-8 p.m. June 21, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Wet & Wild Water Fun: Visitors can bring their towels to the Reynolds Corners Beach party. 7 p.m. June 21, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration: (419) 259-5303 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Read to the Dogs: Students entering first through fourth grades can sign up to flip pages with therapy dogs. 7-8 p.m. June 21 and 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Enchanting Entertainers: Big smelly bear is coming for a visit with songs, skits and stories to share. Will he make a big splash in the pond? www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 21, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.?> 7 p.m. June 21, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.?> 10 a.m. June 23, Hope Nursery, 10610 Waterville Road, Whitehouse.
Summer Rep Ed Theatre Camps: Kids ages 6-16 can learn acting, voice, dance, design and technical skills. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 21-25, “Into the Woods”; or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26-30, “A Celebration of Friendship.” UT, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $100 per session. Registration: (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
Watercolor painting: Teens can make masterpieces at this art program. 2-3:30 p.m. June 22, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Puppet Show: Young ones can find out what wide-mouthed frogs like to eat and how to make soup from a nail in these tales. 1 p.m. June 22, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Library Luau: Say “aloha” to summer with music, games, prizes and tropical treats. 6:30 p.m. June 22, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Jazzy Jewelry: Stephanie Bowie will help teens make unique creations. 3 p.m. June 22, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Becoming Lanie: Fans of this “American Girl” can learn, as she did, how to discover nature in their backyards. 1-3 p.m. June 22 and 29, White Star Log Cabin, County Road 65 south of the park’s main entrance, south of Gibsonburg. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11 a.m. June 22; and 6 and 7:30 p.m. June 29, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Water Safety for Children: Coast Guard members will talk the importance of life jackets and other safety equipment, tell stories and show and tell. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 22, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.?> 10 a.m. June 25, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
Wild and Wacky Water Carnival: Kids should come prepared to get wet. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 22, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 24, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.?> 2 p.m. June 30, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Zeemo, the Yo-Yo Man: This showman is also a juggling champion and magician extraordinaire. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. June 22, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.?> 4:30 p.m. June 22, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.?> 7 p.m. June 22, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.?> 10:30 a.m. June 23, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
Olander Park Fun Day: Toledo’s Puppet Lady, Joyce Davis, will join summer readers for swimming, stories and crafts. 11 a.m. June 23, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Make Waves with Sidewalk Chalk Art: Young artists can demonstrate their talents. www.toledolibrary.org.?> Noon-4 June 24, outside West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.?> 2 p.m. July 1, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
Kempo Martial Arts: Learn basic martial arts moves and focus, along with tools to maintain self-control, self-discipline, confidence and achieve goals. ?> 3 p.m. June 24, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Registration: (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sponge Toss Water Game: Teens are gonna get wet in this race to see which team fills its bucket with water the fastest. 2 p.m. June 25, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Jeff Corwin: One of the Animal Planet’s human faces, this wildlife biologist will talk about the importance of saving endangered species. 7 p.m. June 25, La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich. $16-$30. (734) 242-7300 or www.monroeccc.edu/theater.
Tinner Convergence: Tinsmiths and coppersmiths from across the U.S. will gather to learn historically accurate methods. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25-26 and noon-4 June 27, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Focus on Fiber Arts: Visitors can watch, or even take part, as artisans take their materials directly from the source to finished product, sheep to socks. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crocheting and tatting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Portage River bicycle tour: Routes vary from 10 to 100 miles over the mostly flat terrain of Northwest Ohio. 7 a.m. June 27, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. $20-$25. (419) 243-7680 or www.hitoledo.org.
The Met summer encores: Replays of broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera productions from the previous season. Rave Maumee 18, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $12.50. (419) 891-5039.?> “Aida”: 6:30 p.m. June 16.?> “Romeo & Juliette”: 6:30 p.m. June 23.
Family Free Film Festival: Family-friendly flicks will be screened. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. (419) 891-5039.?> “Ice Age 3”: June 16 ?> “Astro Boy”: June 22-23.
Kidtoons: Youngsters and their parents can watch “Dinosaur Train.” Noon June 19-20, 26-27, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. $3.50. (419) 891-5039.
The Big Four: This satellite-broadcasted concert will feature Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, who will be playing in Bulgaria. 7:30 p.m. June 22, Rave Maumee 18, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $18. (419) 891-5039.
Summer of Love Film Series: See the movies that inspired or were inspired by the art of “The Psychedelic ’60s” poster exhibition. 8 p.m., TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.?> “American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art.” June 25.
Harness horse racing: Sundays feature dollar deals for admission, programs, hot dogs and sodas. Post times are 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 5 on Sundays through Oct. 24. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Road. $2.50. (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.?> Parties at the Park, featuring live music, will be held Saturdays through Aug. 28. Announced performers are MAS FiNA: June 19; Haywire: June 26; Hoozier Daddy: July 3 and 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28; Chris Brown Band: July 10; Hot Lucy: July 17; Noisy Neighbors: July 31; East River Drive: Aug. 14.
Toledo Mud Hens home games: Major-league baseball skills at minor league prices. Fireworks will be launched after games with asterisks (*). On Sundays, players sign autographs before the game and kids can run the bases afterward. Tickets from $7. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. (419) 725-4367 or www.mudhens.com.?> Norfolk Tides: 7 p.m. June 17 (St. Patrick’s Day in June/Irish heritage night, with green jersey auction), 18* and 19* (Polish heritage night; Boy Scout sleepover); 6:30 p.m. June 20* (dads run the bases, SpongeBob SquarePants).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.?> LM Gold Cup 75 Laps, four-cylinder, factory stocks: June 18.?> Sportsman, factory stocks, figure eight train race: June 25.
Happy Trails 5K Race/Walk: Proceeds from this event fund maintenance and improvements to park trails. 9 a.m.-noon June 19, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $18-$25. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Babe Zaharias Golf Classic: This women’s golf tournament (nine or 18 holes) will benefit the American Cancer Society. 7 a.m. June 21, Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Road, Maumee. $75-$100. (419) 865-2393, (888) 227-6446, ext. 5201, or www.cancer.org.
Aurora Gonzalez golf outing: This fourth annual event will raise funds for the Providence Center for Social & Economic Empowerment. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. June 25, White Pines Golf Course, 1640 County Road 2, Swanton. $75. (419) 244-0669, (419) 290-7655 or www.providencecentertoledo.org.
Bike to the Bay: Cyclists can ride 35 miles total or 50-100 miles a day for this fundraiser to help those with multiple sclerosis. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. June 26, from Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee, to Port Clinton High School, 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton, and back. $10-$50. (419) 897-9533, (800) 344-4867 or www.nationalmssociety.org/oho.
Michigan International Speedway: Although usually roaring engines and speed rule the track, Great Lakes Wine Fest will uncork another brand of fun. June 26-27, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Mich. $25-$45. (800) 354-1010 or MISpeedway.com.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play 1800s-style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm. ?> Frogs reunion match: 2 p.m. June 27, Veterans Memorial Field, Garden Park Road, Sylvania.
Spiegel Grove Squires vintage baseball: This team, based at Fremont’s Hayes Presidential Center, plays the national pastime using 1860s rules, historically accurate equipment and uniforms. Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.?> Vs. Forest City Base Ball Club: 1 p.m. June 27, Spiegel Grove.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: The Cheatum brothers are offering investors the chance to get a piece of the extreme sports phenomenon by supporting their extreme Putt Putt venture. Of course, the dangerous links has lead to lawsuits and lots of angry backers … 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. $8-$15 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041 or www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.?> Saints and Sinners: 8 p.m. June 17; 8 and 10 p.m. June 18-19.?> The Fryman: 8 p.m. June 24; 8 and 10 p.m. June 25-26.
Funny Bone: Some of the nation’s best comics offer their best shtick on this local stage. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or www.funnybonefatfishtoledo.com.?> Josh Sneed: 7 p.m. June 17 and 20; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 18; 7 and 10 p.m. June 19, $14-$16.?> Cowboy Bill Martin: 7 p.m. June 24 and 27; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 25; 7 and 10 p.m. June 26, $12-$14.
“Waiting for Godot”: Two men wait under a tree for friend in this absurdist play. 8 p.m. June 18-19 and 25-26; 2 p.m. June 20, Valentine Theatre’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $20. (419) 242-2787 or glacity.org.
“Will Rogers Follies”: “Will” narrates his life through a series of Ziegfield-esque production numbers. 8 p.m. June 18-19 and 25-26; 3 p.m. June 20 and 27, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $15-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
Cla-Zel Theater: This venue has been rocking BGSU students (and others) for years. 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 353-5000 or www.clazel.net. ?> Traveling by Sea, She Bears: 7 p.m. June 23, $5.?> John Nemeth: 8 p.m. June 25, $12-$15.
Grumpy Dave’s Comedy Nights: This venue offers weekly humor-fests (maybe to make up for the crankiness). Above the Easy Street Cafe, 104 S. Main St., Bowling Green. $3-$5. www.grumpydavespub.com.?> Kevin Downey Jr., Darryl Moon: June 22.
The Happy Badger: This store/cabaret will be raising funds for the Hunt family, who lost their home in the June 6 storms and had no insurance. The proceeds from a series of concerts will assist them. 331 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-0706 or www.happybadger.com .
> The AntiVillains, Estar Cohen and Friends: 6 p.m. June 18.
> Original Bag, Jason Quick, Ben Langlois: 1-3 p.m. June 19.
> Blue Moon, poets, musicians: 1 p.m. June 26.
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.?> The Noble Sons: 9 p.m. June 16.?> City Sweethearts, the Brothers Gross, Doctor & the Priest, King Recliner: 9 p.m. July 17.?> The AntiVillains, the Dashburns, Dumb Easies, Joey and the Traitors: June 18.?> Downtown Brown: 9 p.m. June 19.?> The Novel Ideas, Cats Molvia: 9 p.m. June 24.?> Atlas, Flaming Hot Marbles: 9 p.m. June 25.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum: Check out this rural jewel’s new exhibits and tour the museum and buildings to see blacksmith forge demonstrations and historic equipment. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. weekends (closed holidays), Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $1-$4. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.?> “Between Fences” Smithsonian exhibit: The exhibit looks at fences, both physical and figurative, and its representation as a division of race, culture or class.
Mountain Mentors golf scramble: This event will benefit this nonprofit mentoring at-risk teens since 1984. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 26, Riverby Hills Golf Club, 16571 W. River Road, Bowling Green. $75. (419) 481-3606, (419) 878-5941 or toledomountainmentors.org.
Rainbow Festival: This event celebrates the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community with vendors, live poetry and music, art and food. 2-7 p.m. June 26, Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green. (419) 353-8353 or www.mvuuc.org.
Infirmary Inmates Vintage Baseball: Based at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, this team calls Bowling Green’s Wintergarden Park, South Wintergarden Road, its home field. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.?> Vs. Carey Cayugas: 1 p.m. June 27, Wintergarden Park.
Music of the Old West: Rex Rideout will sing songs reminiscent of the era of American exploration, cattle drives and fur trading, sharing his knowledge of pioneer days, too. 8 p.m. June 19, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $8. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
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, unless noted. (734) 996-9080 or www.aacomedy.com. ?> Bill Hildebrandt: 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 18-19.?> John Heffron: 8 p.m. June 24; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 25-26, $18-$21.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Inspiring the discovery of wonder of science, math and technology. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 220 E. Ann St. between Fourth Ave. and Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $9. (734) 995-5439 or www.aahom.org.?> The Block Party: Kids can use the hundreds of foam bricks to create their imaginings in this 1,600-square-foot exhibit. Through Sept. 30.?> Mind Over Matter: Explore the states of matter in crazy ways. 1-3 p.m. June 26-27.
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) 761-1800 or www.theark.org.?> Shemekia Copeland: 8 p.m. June 16, $20.?> Darrell Scott: 8 p.m. June 17, $15.?> Joe Ely, Colin Gilmore: 8 p.m. June 18, $20.?> The RFD Boys: 8 p.m. June 19, $11.?> The Grascals: 7:30 p.m. June 20, $15.?> Benyaro: 8 p.m. June 22, free.?> Ann Arbor District Library summer reading kickoff with Billy Jonas: 7 p.m. June 23, free.?> Robinella: 8 p.m. June 24, $15.?> Pieta Brown: 8 p.m. June 25, $15.?> Bill Bynum & Co.: 8 p.m. June 26, $15.?> Bettye LaVette: 8 p.m. June 27, $25.
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.?> Douglas Keith, Dana Kletter, Spitzer Space Telescope: 9:30 p.m. June 16.?> Spose, Dante Lasalle, 10 Cent Depozit: 8 p.m. June 17.?> Secret Twins, Long Whisker, Basement Spiders, Telephone Callers: 9:30 p.m. June 18.?> The Bang! 9:30 p.m. June 19.?> Frank & Jesse, the Comebacks, Flight Squadron Yon, Plum Pickers: 9:30 p.m. June 22.?> The Science Fair, Unearthed, Yo Soybeans: 9 p.m. June 23.?> Addict, the Bad Mics: 9 p.m. June 24.?> The Meat Puppets, Dirty Filthy Mugs: 9 p.m. June 25.?> Souldub, the Deep End, Res Publica: 8 p.m. June 26.?> Send Out Scuds, the Insyderz, Downtown Brown, Take a Hint, the Superbums: 8 p.m. June 27.
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 2-7 p.m. Sundays, 913 S. University St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 615-5783 or www.lib.umich.edu.?> “Treasures of the Library”: The collection includes a 2,250-year-old papyrus document; a manuscript by Galileo; and 1838′s “The Birds of America,” with original drawings by John James Audubon. Through June 29, Gallery/Room 100.?> “Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family.” Photos and text from families whose lives were affected by brain disorders. Through June 28, north lobby.
Kerrytown Concert House: This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5-$25. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.?> Kirk Lightsey and Marcus Belgrave: 8 p.m. June 17.?> Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in residence: 8 p.m. June 18 and 2 p.m. June 20.?> Andrews Sisters cabaret: 8 p.m. June 26 and 4 p.m. June 27.
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.?> Summer classics series: “Rashomon,” 1:30 p.m. June 20 and 7 p.m. June 22; “The French Connection,” 1:30 p.m. June 27 and 7 p.m. June 29.?> Summer documentary film series: “The Garden,” 7 p.m. June 21.?> “Home Here, Business There: How Local Companies Develop a Global Reach.” 5-7 p.m. June 17, free. Reservations: HYPERLINK “http://www.concentratemedia.com/” \o “blocked::http://www.concentratemedia.com/” \t “_blank” www.concentratemedia.com.?> Natalie Merchant: 7:30 p.m. July 27, $35-$59.50; (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
University of Michigan Museum of Art: This museum has the largest collection of Asian art in Michigan. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-8662 or www.umma.umich.edu.?> UMMA Projects: Oliver van den Berg. This Berlin-based sculptor carves objects based on technical equipment (flight recorders, planetarium projectors, microphones, television cameras) out of wood. Through July 18.?> “Wrapped in Silk and Gold: A Family Legacy of 20th Century Japanese Kimono.” The museum’s recently acquired collection of deluxe kimono, haori, obi, and other traditional Japanese women’s garments will be displayed. Through July 25.?> “Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century.” The museum’s collection by leading figures, such as Hamada Shoji, Kawai Kanjiro and Yagi Kazuo, offers a focused look at the creativity and influence of the movement. Through Aug. 8.?> “Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary.” This exhibit of works by a Catholic nun, comprises 44 prints that illustrate her signature work, which “broke free from the more traditionally religious or Biblical imagery to works that encompassed a wider concept of spirituality.” June 19-Aug. 15.
Zingerman’s Bakehouse classes: Get flour fever with these fans of the organic, the local, the freshly made. 3177 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-7255 or bakewithzing.com.?> Savory pies: June 16, $125. ?> Timeless Torte: Cardinal Slice. 8 a.m.-noon June 19, $100. ?> Rockin’ Rye: 1-5 p.m. June 19, $100.?> Bread Bake-cation Week: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-25, Aug. 10-13, $1,000.
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.?> 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).?> The Beauty of the Bovine cheese tasting: 4-6 p.m. June 20, $25. Reservations requested.
“Animal Farm”: Local and regional artists will offer responses to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, giving “insight into origins and expressions of human intimidation, power and control.” Reception: 6-9 p.m. June 18; exhibition: noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, June 16-July 25, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“Continents Apart: From Morocco to the American Southwest.” Photographers Jim and Angela George try to capture details evoking emotional response to their subjects. Through June 30, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
“Club Morocco”: A zoot-suited swing band provides the soundtrack for a P.I. to return to the scene of his life’s best and worst moments to see if he can rekindle a lost love. Cabaret night with wine and appetizers: 8 p.m. June 19; $32-$38. 7 p.m. June 17; 8 p.m. June 18; and 3 p.m. June 20, Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter, Mich. $22-$28. (734) 268-6200 or www.theencoretheatre.org.
“The Seafarer”: Four Irish mates go on an all-night bender of drinking and poker. 8 p.m. June 17-19, 24-26, July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17; 3 p.m. June 26 and July 10; 2 p.m. June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
The Burgundies of Belgium: Beer enthusiasts often wax poetic about the brews of Belgium. Learn about them in this class. 6-9 p.m. June 17, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $49. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Greet the lazy days with entertainment in varying forms: music, theater, art, movies, experiences. All locations in Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-2538 or HYPERLINK “http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=AASF&organ_val=261¤t_year=2010″annarborsummerfestival.org. ?> Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller: 8 p.m. June 17, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45.?> Come Together (Beatles tribute, with guest artists Chris Bathgate, the Brothers Groove, Lucciana Costa, Thornetta Davis, the Hard Lesson’s Augie Visocchi students from the School of Rock, Hot Club of Detroit, Frank Pahl, Dick Siegel and the Brandos, Sole Transit: 8 p.m. June 19, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $15-$30.?> Company T.P.O.: “The Butterfly Garden” children’s interactive theater/dance/art program. 12:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 23; 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 24; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 25; 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 26; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 27, rehearsal room, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $12-$18.?> Bernadette Peters: 8 p.m. June 26, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $55-$75.?<> <> <>
Top of the Park: Three weeks of live music, dance, outdoor movies and other entertainment to accompany the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Ingalls Mall, Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer streets, Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$5 suggested donation. (734) 764-2538 or www.annarborsummerfestival.org.?> Body Masterpiece Extreme Face Painters, Tokyo Sexwhale, Mucca Pazza, My Dear Disco, DJ Body Rock: 5 p.m. June 18.?> Body Masterpiece Extreme Face Painters, ReTreat, Grassrootz Teen Stage, Saoco, Orquesta Sensacional, DJ Nick Ayers: 5 p.m. June 19.?> Acoustic Cafe Live, Body Masterpiece Extreme Face Painters, Tsars, Jill Jack Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, “Star Trek”: 4 p.m. June 20.?> Polish heritage party: The Kielbasa Kings, Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful, “The Princess Bride”: 6:30 p.m. June 22.?> The Rachael Davis Band, Harper, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”: 6:30 p.m. June 23.?> Yoshi, Funktion, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” 6:30 p.m. June 24.?> Portable Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, The West Side Winders, Valerie Barrymore and Foundation of Funk, the Sun Messengers, DJ Cataclysmic: 5 p.m. June 25.?> Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, ReTreat, Grassrootz Teen Stage, the Saints of Soul, Lady Sunshine and the X-Band, DJ Electric Marmalade: 5 p.m. June 26.?> Acoustic Cafe Live, Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, Ariel & Zoey (Eli, too!), Black Jake & the Carnies, Sherlock Holmes: 4 p.m. June 27.
“Boeing-Boeing”: A man juggles three fiancees, beautiful flight attendants with frequent layovers in Paris, but his life crashes when layovers are delayed and the three women visit him at the same time. 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 17-Aug. 28, Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
“The Spring Awakening Project”: The New Theatre Project adapted Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play, weaving his fictional coming-of-age narrative with “cast journals, poetry and original music to provoke the timeless themes of sexual repression, hypocrisy and youth in revolt.” 2 p.m. June 18-19 and 8 p.m. June 20-23, Second Stage Theatre, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich.; 8 p.m. July 16-17; 2 and 7 p.m. July 18; 8 p.m. July 19, Pot and Box, 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$15. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org; (810) 623-0909 or www.thenewtheatreproject.org.
Midnight Movie: “Pink Flamingos.” An oddly prescient John Waters cult film about a family trying to preserve their tabloid cachet. Perhaps this is where Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt look for inspiration? Midnight June 19, State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 761-8667 or www.michtheater.org/state.php.
World Beer Tour: Discover the classic beer styles from around the world in this three-hour class, identifying major flavor components and learning basic evaluation techniques and vocabulary. Noon June 20, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $49. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.
Ratfest Tasting: Local home brewers can brew small batch specialty beers to be showcased. 1 p.m. June 20, Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, Mich. $20-$25. (734) 480-2739 or www.brewscrews.aabg.org.
“The Play’s the Things!” acting classes: Performer Anne Rhoades and director Becky Fox will help kids 7-11 get their stage starts with games, improvisation and warm-ups. 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, June 21-July 1, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $80. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.