Events Calendar, July 4, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Events are subject to change.
FOURTH OF JULY
18th Annual Salute to America: Fireworks, both in the sky and from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate independence. 6-10 p.m. July 1-4, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $14-$27; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Wine, Wickets & Wheels: Professionals, families and the community are invited to take up mallets to raise funds for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Collectible cars will shine noon-6 July 3. Corks will pop 3-10 July 3 when adults are invited to try different varieties and bid on their favorites ($10 for three glasses; $100 for auction, 5-10 p.m.). And the Toledo Symphony’s concert band will wrap up the weekend with a patriotic show, 2-3:30 p.m. July 4. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-4, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $3-$7.50. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
July 4 campout: An ice cream social will be held to celebrate the country’s independence and a live eagle will be a guest of honor. Also, a moonlight movie will be shown. July 2-3, Mary Jane Thurston State Park, 1466 Route 65, McClure. $19-$21 to stay overnight. (419) 348-7679, (419) 832-7662 or www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks.
July 4 at Maumee Bay State Park: Movies, a bike parade and ice cream social are planned, and kids 4-10 can take part in a Lake Erie treasure hunt (5 p.m. July 3; $3). July 2-4, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-1466, (419) 836-7758 or (419) 836-9117.
Red, White & Kaboom Fireworks: A “venetian” boat parade, battle of the bands contest, Taste Toledo culinary festival and entertainment by Hotel California, Draw the Line, the Toledo Symphony and 338th Army Band are planned. July 2-4, Promenade Park, Water Street, downtown, west bank of the Maumee River. $3. www.redwhitekaboom.com.
Turn for Troops: The proprietors of this woodworking shop hope to send 500 hand-turned writing implements to servicemen and -women stationed overseas. Beginners to experts can contribute, use the store’s lathes to participate and sign cards to accompany the gifts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
Maumee Community Picnic & Fireworks Show: Brats, hot dogs and ice cream; live music from Johnnie Rodriquez; kids’ games; and an explosive ending. 5 p.m. July 3, 100 block of East Wayne Street, Maumee. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Sylvania Star Spangled Celebration: The patriotic blast will highlight music, dancing and kids’ activities. 7 p.m.-midnight July 3, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. $3-$5; $5 parking. (419) 882-1500 or www.playsylvania.com.
1813 Independence Celebration: Get a taste of freedom, 1813-style, with cannon firings, music, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children and an 18-gun national salute. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3 and noon-5 July 4, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
Old-Fashioned 4th of July: History will come to life, complete with Independence Day celebrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3 and 5; noon-4 July 4, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
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.
> John Barile & the High Country Ramblers: July 2, no cover
> Midnight Special: 7 p.m. July 3, $5.
> Video DJ Trip: After the July 4 fireworks.
> Doug Allen & the Chicago Mob: July 9, no cover
> Second annual RibRage: 4 p.m. July 10; $15-$20, includes cover for “Johnny Cash Forever,” 7 p.m. ($5 show only).
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.
> Rick Whited: July 1.
> Pilot Radio: July 2.
> Hey Monea! July 3.
> Ronn Daniels: 9 p.m.-midnight July 4.
> Jeff Stewart: July 8.
> Freak Ender: July 9.
> Nine Lives: July 10.
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: July 1, 10 and 15.
> Bush League: July 2.
> Crucial 420: July 3.
> Rivers Edge: July 8.
> Chris Shutters: July 9.
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.
> Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, Jack Schlib: 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 12.
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.
> Russell Peters: 9 p.m. July 3, $49.
> Counting Crows: 8 p.m. July 8, $30.
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.
> The Johnny Knorr Orchestra: 7-10:30 p.m. June 30, $8.
> Moe, Umphrey’s McGee: 7 p.m. July 7, $23.
> Ekoostik Hookah: July 9, $15-$20.
> 1964, the Tribute: 8 p.m. July 10, $29.50.
The Distillery: Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.
> Greg Aranda: June 30.
> DJ Brandon: July 1.
> Nine Lives: July 2.
> Earregulars: July 3.
> Ben Barefoot, Frankie May: July 6.
> Tony & Lyle: July 7.
> 56 Daze: July 9.
> Swagg: July 10.
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.
> Black Diamond Heavies, the Falling Spikes, Dooley Wilson: 9 p.m. July 1.
> It Prevails, Close Your Eyes, Heart of Gold, Seasons, the Farther I Fall: 5 p.m. July 2.
> CL1, First Offensive: 9 p.m. July 2.
> The Nailheads, Larry Love, Yeti Machete, Tres Negros: 9 p.m. July 8.
> Extra Extra, the Dead Records, Matt Truman Ego Trip, Lucian Townes, After the Fact: 9 p.m. July 9, $3-$5.
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.
> Toledo Flows, Vocal Ink: 8-10 p.m. July 1.
> Stately Mane: 8-9 p.m. July 2.
> New Works Writers Series: 10-11 a.m. July 3 and 11 a.m. July 4.
> Risa, Story time drama class: 2-3 p.m. July 7.
> Village Voice Poetry Cafe: Thosefellas. 7-11 p.m. July 8.
> Michael Adams: 7-9 p.m. July 9.
> Steven Guerrero, Doug Johns: 8-9 p.m. July 10.
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.
> Lost Angels, Saturnine Hello: 8 p.m. July 1.
> DGAF, Mars, the DRP: 9 p.m. July 3.
> August Burns Red, MyChildren MyBride: 6 p.m. July 6, $15-$17.
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.
> Jackpot: July 2-3.
> BrookeLynn: July 9-10.
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.
> Noah Leibel Trio: 6 p.m. July 1.
> Noteworthy: July 2.
> Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: 6 p.m. July 6.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. July 8.
> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: July 9.
> Buddy Boy Slim: July 10.
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.
> Hypernova: 9 p.m. June 30.
> Lyle Exile: 9 p.m. July 1.
> Pappa’s Six Strings: 9 p.m. July 2.
> Rook and Little Villain: 9 p.m. July 3.
> Pepper Rabbit, Candy Claws, Great Uncle: 9 p.m. July 5.
> America’s Delusional Dream, Great Lakes Crew: 9 p.m. July 9.
> Mike Scott + More: 9 p.m. July 10.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> APB, Congressman Please & Thank You: July 3.
> Grant Gilman, Frank & Jesse: July 9.
> Eat Sugar, Adult Books: July 10.
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, Wilburshaw: Wednesdays.
> Mark Mikel: Friday afternoons and Tuesday nights.
> The Bob Rex Band: Sunday afternoons.
> Frankie May, Barefoot Ben: Mondays.
> Wilburshaw: July 1.
> Silent P: July 8.
> Kentucky Chrome: July 9.
> Reese Daily Band: July 10.
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.
> Russel Martin & The Relics: July 3.
> Jeff Stewart: July 10.
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.
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.
> Urban Jazz Collective: July 1.
> DeZire: July 8.
Maumee River jazz series: Herbie Russ. Live music near the lapping waters of the river. June 30, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. (419) 697-6289.
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.
> Elixer: June 30.
> Just Kiddin’ Around: July 7.
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.
> The Roman Griswold Blues Band: July 1.
> Haywire: July 8.
Club Friday: Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Blind Bobby Smith & Princess Tiona: July 2, Peristyle Terrace.
Verandah concert: Glass City Dixieland Band. 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. July 7, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Bob Wurst. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk July 7, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
Jazz in the Garden: Take in some swing and smooth tunes among the swaying flowers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 8-Sept. 9, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $7. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
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.
> Crowd of Beggars: July 9.
Summer Concert Series: Open air shows on Saturday nights. Sounds like summer to me. 6 p.m. Saturdays, Glyn Smith Amphitheater, Ottawa Park.
> Groovemaster: July 10.
Fallen Timbers car shows and concerts: Fins and Fenders (the musical kind) will be on display, with classic chrome dominating shopping center’s Main Street until 6, when performers take the amphitheater stage. 3-8 p.m. July 10 (Johnny Rocker and the Hitmen), Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Music Under the Stars: Toledo Symphony members play for the people and the polar bears at this Toledo tradition. Toledo Zoo amphitheater, 2700 Broadway.
> Rodgers and Hammerstein selections: 7:30 p.m. July 11.
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.
> “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. Through Aug. 29, Gallery 18.
> AIM: This exhibition highlights works based on “art integrated math” by budding artists in underserved populations. July 2-Aug. 8, Community Galleries.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900 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.
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.
Kaleidoscope exhibition: Toledo School for the Arts students’ artwork will be on display. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through June 30, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.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.
“New Works/Old Friends”: It really is who you know; this exhibit consists of favorite works including painting, photography, sculpture and jewelry, by artist-friends of the gallery. Noon-4 Wednesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays through July 3, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400 or www.20northgallery.net.
“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.
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’”: Shots from four decades of John Rockwood’s photographs of blues and rock legends will be displayed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays through July 23, Madhouse Gallery, 1215 Jackson St. (419) 873-0538 or www.madmadmad.com.
“Toledo Emerges”: Fresh work from fresh faces in a variety of media including graffiti, print-making, painting, metals and ceramics. Through July 29, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“The Journey”: Sandra Jane Heard will display her works in mixed media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through July 30, River House Arts, 115 W. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-8900 or river-house-arts.com.
“Group of 9”: This nonet local artistic voices, the gallery’s third such exhibition, will display works in a variety of media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through July 31, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net.
“Summer Garden Reflections”: Nearly 60 works by 23 Athena Art Society members, in media ranging from gouache to acrylics. 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.
“Reclamation”: Four artists’ work exploring the cycle of urban sprawl, decline and the subsequent reclamation by nature will be displayed. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through Aug. 20, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
“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.
“All that Glitters: The Fabulous Fakery of Costume Jewelry.” Companies such as Park Lane, Bakelite, Avon and Murano will be represented in the form of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins spanning several decades. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 31, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
“The Original Toy Story: The ‘Live Dolls’ Children’s Book Series.” Written by Josephine Scribner Gates, who was raised in Toledo, the collection is about dolls that come to life. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 31, Rare Book Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
“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.
> Inside Stories: 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 2.
> Scandals and Scoundrels: 2 and 3 p.m. July 3.
> Silence and Solitude: 2 and 3 p.m. July 10.
> Tour & Tea: 2 p.m. July 11.
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. July 2 and 9.
> Beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. July 2.
> Family sandcasting: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. July 3.
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.
> Fun with the Fourth: 7-9 p.m. July 2, terrace.
> Paper sculpture: 7 p.m. July 9, terrace.
> Psychedelic posters: 2 p.m. July 11.
Georgette’s Art Showcase: Prizm Art Group will display their creative endeavors through July; Aaron Valdiviez will provide music during special extended hours6-9 p.m. July 2. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
Young Artist’s Club: Kids in grades one-five can draw, paint and make prints, ceramics and computer art. 2 p.m. July 2, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.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.
> Masters of Modern Art: July 5-9.
Keke Cribbs and Ross Richmond: These glass artists will talk about their style and work before a demonstration (7 p.m., Glass Pavilion) of their frit, powder and enamel techniques. 6 p.m. July 9, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Salon des Refuses: The second string for the TMA Toledo Area Artists exhibition will be displayed. Reception 6-8 p.m. July 9; exhibition, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, July 9-Aug. 20, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Meet Me at TMA: Outside Sculpture Garden. 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. July 10, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
MidSummer Artfest: During the first portion of this new art festival, families can see artists at work and the results, and make some of their own masterpieces; a car show and street performers are planned, too. Starting at 6, Jeff Stewart will open for Put-in-Bay cover band The Speds. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 10, Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26625 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. $7 for the evening’s concerts. (419) 874-9147 or www.perrysburgchamber.com.
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-5:45 June 30, Macon High School, 201 College Ave., Britton, Mich.
> Noon-5 June 30, UT Student Recreation Center, UT’s Student Recreation Center, East Rocket and Stadium drives.
> 1-6 p.m. July 1, Zion Lutheran Church, 7295 Kruse Road, Petersburg, Mich.
> Noon-5 July 6, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee.
> 2-7 p.m. July 6, Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church, 5253 Bennett Road.
> 1-7 p.m. July 8, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, Grand Rapids.
> 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 9, Wood County Hospital, 950 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10, Bowling Green Eagles Club, 1163 N. Main St., Bowling Green.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. July 3, Herb Day; July 10, canning demonstration. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 525 Market St. Satellite location: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Westgate on Secor Road (by Elder-Beerman). (419) 255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
> The Shops at Fallen Timbers Farmers Market, Noon-4 Sundays, July 11-Sept. 26, Main Street in front of Dillard’s, Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
> 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.
> Shoppes of Mayberry Square: Perennials, veggies, fruit and more from local growers. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28, Brint and Erie streets, Sylvania.
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.
Brain Games: Adults can stimulate their noodles by playing computer games. 2 p.m. June 30, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. Registration: (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Downtown walking tours: Get a peek at the Glass City’s past with these mostly free lunchtime rambles. Noon-1 Thursdays through Sept. 2. (419) 530-3591 or email@example.com.
> July 1: “From Heaven To?” St. Clair and Adams streets.
> July 8: “Maumee Crossings @@ Panoramic Toledo.” Navy Bistro, 30 Main St.
Twylite Thursdays: Music and dancing, mini meals (6-8 p.m.) and a cash bar will benefit a variety of rotating charities. 5 p.m., Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. $10. (419) 891-7325 or www.pinnaclecpwevents.com.
> Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association, July 1.
> Catholic Youth Organization, July 8.
Outdoor yoga: Integration Yoga Studio instructor Jenn McCullough will lead yogis through their sun salutations and namastes in natural settings. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
> Overlooking the Maumee River, on the deck where Harvard, Broadway and River Rd. meet. 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, July 1-Sept. 30, during good weather. $15 a day.
Taking It to the Streets festival: Children’s activities, a car show, entertainment, a farmers market and, of course, food will be offered in part to welcome the LPGA world to Sylvania. 5-9 p.m. July 1 (registration starts at 3), Main St., downtown Sylvania. (419) 885-5385 or (419) 882-2135.
“Give Me Liberty” ride: Perhaps bicyclists will be asking for a break after a 40-mile pedal to a mystery restaurant; 12 mph pace and helmets required. 8:30 a.m. July 1 from Mallard Lake at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 865-5795 or www.hitoledo.org.
Homecoming Toledo: Billed as a night to show the city what it can be, the business community is invited to mingle, then have a blast with a more social mixer and dance. Also, a king and queen will be announced. 8 p.m. July 3, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. $10-$20. (419) 697-6289 or www.cousinosrestaurants.com
Secor to Swanton ride: Bicyclists will ride 35 miles at a moderate pace for an early lunch. Helmets are required. 8:30 a.m. July 3 from National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 885-0528 or www.hitoledo.org.
Ice Cream Ride: Bicyclists will pedal 15 miles at a moderate pace for some scoops. 6:30 p.m. July 6 from the Fallen Timbers Monument, off the Stitt/Jerome roads exit from Route 24, just west of Interstate 475. (419) 243-7680, (419) 324-6364 or www.hitoledo.org.
Pedal to Pemberville: Cyclists will propel themselves 35 miles for an early lunch. 8:30 a.m. July 8 from the soccer fields a quarter-mile north of Perrysburg Mosque, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg. (419) 874-7269, (419) 260-3122 or www.hitoledo.org.
Sorbet Soiree: Attendees can learn how to create these light frozen concoctions using herbs and fruit. 7 p.m. July 8, Summer Kitchen Interiors, 4702 W. Route 6, Helena. $10. Reservations: (419) 638-4205 or www.summerkitcheninteriors.com.
Toledo Area Humane Society poker tournament: Following a slow blind structure, sharps can play for the pets and see an 80 percent payout. Includes a silent auction. Noon-11 July 10, Maumee Elks Lodge, 139 W. Wayne St., Maumee. $60 buy-in/15,000 chips. (419) 891-0705 or www.toledohumanesociety.com.
Woodcraft: This home for all things grainy and tree-derived offers a variety of classes and demonstrations for those inclined to plane, sand and carve. 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.
> Hand plane tuneup: Professionals will help woodworkers identify problems and fine-tune their tools. 1-2 p.m. July 10.
Internet Genealogy I: This new class offers instruction in using free genealogical websites. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 10, 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.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Monclova Homecoming SummerFest: Music, children’s games, food, parade, crafters, flea market, pageant, silent auction, book sale and more will cure summertime blues. 6-11 p.m. July 9 and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 10, 8115 Monclova Road, Monclova. (419) 861-1336 or www.monclovacommctr.org.
Lagrange Street Polish Festival: This festival flaunts its heritage with food, beer and dancing, like the “polka edition” of “Dancing With the Stars” or the pierogi-eating contest. Rides, games, arts and activities are planned, too. 5-11 p.m. July 9, noon-11 July 10 and noon-7 July 11, Lagrange Street, between Central Avenue and Mettler Street. $1-$3. (419) 255-8406 or www.polishfestival.org.
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse 106-Year Festival: This festival flaunts its nautical air, with island music, sand castles, boat rides around the lighthouse, arts and crafts, children’s activities, lighthouse photo contest, silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-1466 or www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.
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; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in July and noon-4 July 4, 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
> “Re-surgence: Arena Sculpture Construction.” A trio of local and regional artists will construct a sculpture this summer using thousands of recycled blue, green and purple items. The community is invited to help create it, the third work of public art to be permanently installed at the Huntington Center. Through August.
> 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: “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” by Eric Carle, through July 4; “Is It Rough? Is It Smooth? Is It Shiny?” by Tana Hoban, July 6-11.
> Kaboom! Kids can celebrate the Fourth of July by learning about the science of fireworks and making their own film-canister rockets. July 3-4.
Doodlebug Art Camps: Kids can get their art on at summer sessions. 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays through July 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $3 a session with in-person registration. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
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.
> Caboose Tours: 1-4 p.m. July 4, $1.
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.
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.
> Fireworks Cruise: 6 p.m. July 4, $40.
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.
> Patriotic Palette: July 1.
> Sculpture Garden Favorites: July 6 and 8.
> Animals in Art: July 11, 13 and 15.
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.
> Vintage Baseball: 1 p.m. July 4, picnic shelter 2.
> Butterflies in Your Backyard: July 11, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse.
Tip-Top the Clown: “Toledo’s tallest clown” will entertain visitors. 1:30 p.m. June 30, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Craft Potluck: Help clear out the craft closet by using up the leftovers. 2 p.m. June 30, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Anime/Manga: Teens into Anime or Manga can snack while watching movies. 3 p.m. June 30, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sand Art: Teens can make either a mandala sand painting or a 3-D design in a bottle. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3-4 p.m. June 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Registration: (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. July 8, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided. 4 p.m. June 30, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Leopold’s Legacy: The Alder Fork. Bodies of water will be examined in this Sandusky County Park District series of explorations based on ecologist Aldo Leopold’s book “A Sand County Almanac.” 3:30 p.m. June 30, Mull Covered Bridge on County Road 9, west of Wolf Creek Park, Route 53, south of Fremont. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Wild and Wacky Water Carnival: Kids should come prepared to get wet. 2 p.m. June 30, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Wolcott Days: Children entering third to sixth grades can learn more about history at this series of camps. June 30, old-fashioned food and fun; July 1, old-fashioned school days; July 2, Dig It (archaeology for kids). 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 each day, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $10 a day. Registration required: (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.org.
Mr. Dan-D Doodles: Participants will use their imaginations to help build a story. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 11 a.m. June 30, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310.
> 1:30 p.m. June 30, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
> 1 p.m. July 1, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
Come Sail Away: Stories, games, prizes, food and “coconuts” will be shared at this party. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 30, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
> 2 p.m. July 6, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Castles in the Sky: Teens can make sand castles using colored sand and unique mini-bottles. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3 p.m. June 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Registration: (419) 259-5280.
> 2 p.m. July 8, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
Sidewalk Chalk Art: Young artists can demonstrate their talents. 2 p.m. July 1, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 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. 3:30 p.m. July 1, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Make a Splash with Grandma Science: Kids will explore the science of everyday living. 2 p.m. July 1, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Iron Chef Teen Cookoff: Secret ingredients will be provided and participants will have 20 minutes to create signature dishes. 2 p.m. July 1, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bubbles and Daisy Blue the Clown! Will Daisy Blue bubble over? 3 p.m. July 1, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
First Friday: Children’s art and science activities, music, art exhibits, street performers and horse carriage rides. 5:30-9 p.m. July 2, Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg. www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Summer Skies over Toledo: Look at the stars, constellations and planets visible from the Glass City, learn about star mythologies and the latest astronomical discoveries. 8:30 p.m. Fridays through July 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Come Sail Away: Stories, games, prizes, food and “coconuts” will be shared at this party. 2 p.m. July 6, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Fossil Park Night Out: The Sylvania Branch Library will host an off-site dig. 6-8 p.m. July 6, Fossil Park, 5705 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Old-Fashioned Gardens: Historical consultant Sherry Pees will share tips on adding flare with fencing, gates, rain barrels, bee skeps and more. 7 p.m. July 6, Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 Route 224, Findlay. $5. Registration: (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
Blooming Artists: After a short indoor introduction, artists ages 6-12 will set up easels around the garden and experiment with chalk, pencil and watercolor. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by June 29: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
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. July 6, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Registration: (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Ice Cream Making: Youngsters will shake the ingredients to create their own creamy treats. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2-3:30 p.m. July 6, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.
Sit! Stay! Read! Children can register for a 15-minute session reading with a therapy dog. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 7-8 p.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, July 6-20, Aug. 3-24; and 6 and 7:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 31; Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Froggy-Town Frogs: Stories, games and amphibious friends will be on hand. 2 p.m. July 7, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10 a.m. July 7, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com. Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures.
Slippery Science: Join us for some slippery science experiments that splash, squish, and ooze. 10:30 a.m. July 7, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org. Grades K-6.
Just Add Water: Teens and tweens will create, experiment or play by adding moisture. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 4 p.m. July 7, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
Water, Dirt and Seeds: Families will find out what happens when these ingredients come together. 3 p.m. July 8, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Imagination Station at Way: Kids can see if water can defy gravity and more at this watery adventure. 2 p.m. July 8, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
CSI Toledo: Detectives ages 6-12 will examine clues to solve the mystery of who’s been lurking in the gardens. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 8, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by July 1: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Color Your Own Pirate Bandanas: Kids can use their creativity to prepare for swashbuckling adventures. 2 p.m. July 8, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Surf’s Up: Games, crafts, food and summer reading suggestions will be offered. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. July 8, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Game On: Teens are invited to try their hand at Battleship strategy in this tournament. 2-4 p.m. July 9, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
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.
> 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.
Bird Hike: 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. July 10, Side Cut Metropark, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Summer on the Farm: Got to get back to the garden? Guests can see what life was like on a farm a century ago. In addition, a fiddle contest will take place at 12:30. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Kids’ Fishing Rodeo: Prizes will be awarded to the boys and girls within age brackets who catch the biggest fish. 8:30-11 a.m. July 10, Sleepy Hollow Park, Dorr St. at Richards Rd. www.ci.toledo.oh.us/Departments/DepartmentofNeighborhoods/DivisionofRecreation.
Fallen Timbers Kids Klub: Children will learn how and make pretzels and even decorate their plates. 1 p.m. July 10, Auntie Anne’s, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Blue Creek open house: See one of the metroparks’ newest properties before it is open for general use and meet our partners, Nature’s Nursery and Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District. 1-4 p.m. July 11, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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.
> “Eugene Onegin”: 6:30 p.m. July 7.
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.
> “Planet 51”: June 30.
> “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”: July 6-7.
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.
> “Summer of Love”: July 9.
Movies at the library: www.toledolibrary.org.
> “Wall-E”: 3 p.m. July 1, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.
> Undetermined title: 2 p.m. July 7, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
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 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.
> Gwinnett Braves: 7 p.m. June 29 (“Smoothie Tuesdie,” Ronald McDonald), July 1 (Canada Day, hat giveaway), July 2* (“Twilight” Night, fang giveaway).
> Columbus Clippers: 7 p.m. July 3* (chicken hat and rally towel giveaways); 6 p.m. July 4* (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis awareness night, Snoopy); 5 p.m. July 5.
> Indianapolis Indians: 7 p.m. July 10* (Hawaiian Hens night, jersey auction, lei giveaway, Boy Scout sleepover); 6:30 p.m. July 11* (“Wow! Wow! Wubbzy,” Team Ghost Riders “cowboy” monkeys on dogs, rally towel giveaway).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
> USAC open wheel double header, sprint cars and midgets: July 2.
> ARCA late model gold cup 75 laps, factory stocks, four-cylinder: July 9.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play 1800s-style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm.
> Vs. Woodstock Actives: 1 p.m. July 1, Victoria Park, Woodstock, Ontario; 1 p.m. July 4, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave.
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. Clodbusters Base Ball Club: July 11, Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton.
Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic: 2009 champion Eunjung Yi, runner-up Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie are all expected to be back. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 30-July 2, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania. $15-$50. (419) 531-3277 or www.jamiefarrowenscorning.com.
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.
> Scott White: 8 p.m. July 8; 8 and 10 p.m. July 9-10.
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.
> Dan Davidson, Mike Speenberg: 7:30 p.m. June 30; 7 p.m. July 1, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 2; 7 and 10 p.m. July 3, $10-$14.
> Steve Byrne: 7 p.m. July 8 and 11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 9; 7 and 10 p.m. July 10, $12-$14.
“Barnum”: This Rep Ed production explores the life of America’s greatest showman. 7 p.m. July 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. July 11, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $5-$10. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“A Chorus Line”: A musical about casting the background players for … a musical. 8 p.m. July 9-10 and 16-17; 3 p.m. July 11 and 18, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $22-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
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.
> Katie Sardasky, Ben Barefoot: 6-8 p.m. July 9.
> Anthony Two Feather: 1-3 p.m. July 10.
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.
> Fishing Ice, Josh Denning, Brian Adoline, James Legg: 9 p.m. June 30.
> Josh Denning: 9 p.m. July 2.
> The Royaltons: 9 p.m. July 3.
> Hubcap: 9 p.m. July 7.
> Analog Revolution, Wards of the Mayor: July 8, $3.
> Rizzo: 9 p.m. July 9.
> Flo Like Us, the Bloody Buffalo: July 10.
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.
Bowling Green Area Community Band: This group of local musicians will play standards and patriotic songs. (419) 352-1968 or www.bgacb.org.
> 8 p.m. July 4, before fireworks at BGSU stadium, Bowling Green.
> 7 p.m. July 10, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Dr., Bowling Green.
Pemberville downtown car shows: Stroll the streets of this small town while taking in the whitewalls and chrome, music and food. 5-8 p.m. July 8. (419) 287-3274 or beekersgeneralstore.com.
Children’s Tea: Fun and games of yesteryear and today will be explored at this event, geared toward little ones. 2 p.m. July 8, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967. www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Annual Classics on Main: More than 250 cars ranging from pre-war to modified hot rods, domestic and imports will strut their shocks. Noon-4 July 10, Main Street, downtown Bowling Green. (419) 354-4332 or www.downtownbgohio.org.
Rapids Rally Days: Sidewalk sales, chicken barbecue, kiddie canvases, contests, a community theatrical production, car show and tractor/trolley rides will be offered. July 10-11, downtown Grand Rapids. www.grandrapidsohio.com.
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.
> Floyd J. Phillips: 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 2-3.
> Tim O’Rourke: 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 9-10.
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.
> Artology: Visitors can explore the science behind art, discovering primary colors of light, making origami and creating paints from natural materials. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10 and noon-4 July 11.
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.
> The Unthanks: 8 p.m. July 6, $15.
> Dailey & Vincent: 8 p.m. July 8, $20.
> Richie Havens: 8 p.m. July 10, $30.
Blind Pig: A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$20 unless noted. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com.
> Barrington Levy, Detour Posse, Homegrown, Selector Brian Tomsic: 8 p.m. June 30, $25.
> One.Be.Lo: 9:30 p.m. July 1.
> Ann Arbor Soul Club, Robert Wells, Brad Hales: 9:30 p.m. July 2.
> Trixy Disco, English, Sanctus, Cavalcade: 9:30 p.m. July 6.
> Matt Jones & the Reconstruction, Paleo, Chris Bathgate: 9:30 p.m. July 7.
> The Sights, the Hand Grenades, Timothy Monger: 9:30 p.m. July 9.
> Chapstik, Tokyo Sexwhale, Blue Snaggletooth, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, the Wolfs: 9:30 p.m. July 10.
Hollander’s cooking classes: Traditionally thought of as a paper source, the owners have recently started making culinary offerings as well. Kerrytown Shops, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $15, unless otherwise noted. (734) 741-7531 or www.hollanders.com.
> Five summer tea drinks: Noon-1 July 7.
> Yuyang’s Whitefish Dish: 1-2 p.m. July 11.
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.
> Terrence McManus and Gerry Hemingway: 8 p.m. July 6.
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: “Animal Cracker,” 1:30 p.m. July 4 and 7 p.m. July 6; “Gimme Shelter,” 1:30 p.m. July 11 and 7 p.m. July 13.
> Summer documentary film series: “Soul Power,” 7 p.m. July 5.
> “Ajami,” July 3 and 7-8; call for times.
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.” Through 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.
> The Power of Flour: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, $250.
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).
“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.” Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through 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.
“The Seafarer”: Four Irish mates go on an all-night bender of drinking and poker. 8 p.m. July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17; 3 p.m. July 10; 2 p.m. July 4, 11 and 18, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
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 annarborsummerfestival.org.
> John Pizzarelli: “Dear Mr. Sinatra.” 8 p.m. June 30, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45.
> Cinematic Titanic: The cast of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will deconstruct a different movie at each show. 7:30 and10 p.m. July 2, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.; $20 a show or $30 for both.
> Caravan Palace: 8 p.m. July 3, Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N. University Ave. $20-$25.
> The Capitol Steps: 5 and 8 p.m. July 4, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45.
> Devo: 8 p.m. July 6, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $50-$100.
> Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars: 8 p.m. July 8, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45
> Die Roten Punkte: 7:30 p.m. July 10, University of Michigan Museum of Art auditorium, 525 S. State St.; $20.
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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.
> Cadillac Cowboys, Orphem Bell, “Casablanca”: 6:30 p.m. June 29.
> Gemini; Madcat, Kane and Maxwell Street; “Plan 9 from Outer Space”: 6:30 p.m. July 1.
> Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven, Howling Diablos, NOMO, DJ Smokey “Baby Powder” Johnson: 5 p.m. July 2.
> ReTreat, Grassrootz Teen Stage, Accidentally Hip Big Band, The Terraplanes: 5 p.m. July 3.
> Acoustic Cafe Live, Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team, Red Sea Pedestrians, Twistin’ Tarantulas, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”: 4 p.m. July 4.
> Tejano Conjunto dance party featuring Los Bandits de Michigan, FUBAR, “(500) Days of Summer”: 6:30 p.m. July 6.
> Juice, Salmagundi, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”: 6:30 p.m. July 7.
> October Babies, The Ragbirds, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”: 6:30 p.m. July 8.
> Annie Capps Band, Groove Spoon, The Macpodz, DJ Seek Selekta: 5 p.m. July 9.
> Grassrootz Teen Stage, Bugs Beddow Band, Hullabaloo, DJ SaxTaxi: 5 p.m. July 10.
> Acoustic Cafe Live, Cairn to Cairn, Mr. B’s Joybox Express, George Bedard and the Kingpins, “West Side Story”: 4 p.m. July 11.
“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 through Aug. 28, Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Wheats, Wits, and Lambics: Two dozen or so brews from the spectrum will be paired with an appetizer buffet; style and tasting notes will be offered. 7 p.m. July 8, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $25-$30. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.