Events Calendar, Aug. 8, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
Basin St. Grille: This Toledo standby has been revived with more than 20 different flavors of martinis and live, local music. 5201 Monroe St. (419) 843-5660.
> Jeff Stewart: Aug. 11.
> Open jam with Mike Harshmann and Steve Kennedy: Aug. 12.
> Distant Cousinz, Scott Fish: Aug. 13.
> Crucial: Aug. 14.
> The Turners: Aug. 18.
> Open jam with the Joe Woods Duo: Aug. 19.
> Tom Goss: Aug. 20.
> Swamp Kings, Deacon Robertson: Aug. 21.
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.
> Midnight Special: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, $5.
> Kyle White: Aug. 15.
> Razz: Aug. 20.
> Razz & Sonzz: Aug. 21.
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.
> Jeff Stewart: Aug. 12.
> Gutterflower: Aug. 13.
> Nine Lives: Aug. 14.
> Crucial 420: Aug. 19.
> MAS FiNA: Aug. 20.
> Cluster Folk: Aug. 21.
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.
> Joe Woods Band: Tuesdays.
> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays through Sept. 1.
> Chris Knopp and Friends: Aug. 12.
> Gin Bunny: Aug. 13.
> Crucial 420: Aug. 14.
> Dread Lions: Aug. 19.
> Chris Shutter: Aug. 20.
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.
> Argentinean tango: 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 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.
> Randy Travis: 9 p.m. Aug. 21, $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.
> A USO Party with the Johnny Knorr Orchestra: 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 14, $5.
> Night Session Big Band: 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 21, $10.
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: Aug. 11.
> Ronn Daniels: Aug. 12.
> Venyx: Aug. 13-14.
> Ben Barefoot & Frankie May: Aug. 17.
> Ronn Daniels: Aug. 18.
> Ben Barefoot Band: Aug. 19.
> Good Stuff Maynard: Aug. 20-21.
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.
> Lionize, the Secret Stones, the High Gears: 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
> Project 86, the Wedding, Southbound Fearing, the Lost & the Faithful: 6 p.m. Aug. 12.
> All Hope Abandon, Goodbye Blue Skies, Measure the Redshift, Hazard Perry, the Cities Beneath Us: 9 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Jeffree Star, Blood on the Dance Floor, William Control, Plushgun, Radio Broadcast: 6 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Plushgun: 9 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Hacienda, Draw Blood: 8 p.m. Aug. 17.
> Amely, City Lights, Cadence!, Lame-O, No Privileges, Faceplant: 6 p.m. Aug. 18.
> Big Bottom, Draw Z Band: 9 p.m. Aug. 19.
> Justin Townes Earle, J.W. Carlson, Lucian Townes: 9 p.m. Aug. 21.
> Atom Smash, Grindline, We Launch Rockets: 8 p.m. Aug. 22, $1.09-$8.
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.
> Led Zeppelin 2: 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Framing Hanley, Transmit Now, Cold Conspiracy, Weep the Beldam, Harrowsfield, the Vocal Response Unit: 7 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Rooney, the Comeback, Extra Extra: Aug. 15.
> Dallas Moore & the Snatch Wranglers: 9:09 p.m. Aug. 19.
> Ugly Tribe Revival: 9 p.m. Aug. 20.
Ice Restaurant & Bar: This local, family-owned enterprise offers food, drinks and music in a sleek atmosphere. 405 Madison Ave. (419) 246-3339 or icerestaurantandbar.com.
> Flyte 66: 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Rodney Parker: 8 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Boffo: 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
> Freak Ender: 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
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: Aug. 13-14.
> BrookeLynn: Aug. 20-21.
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.
> Quartet Bernadette: Aug. 13.
> Danny Prat & the Vipers: Aug. 14.
> Cynthia Kaay Bennett: 6 p.m. Aug. 16.
> Swamp Kings: Aug. 20.
> It’s Essential: Aug. 21.
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.
> Glass artist showcases, 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays: Eamon King, Aug. 11; Marc VanderBerg, Aug. 18.
> Childbite, goLab: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
> B1g T1me (Tom Waites tribute): 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
> The Biters, the Booze: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
> Kevin Seconds: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> House of Bread: Aug. 16.
> The Wolfs: Aug. 20.
> MC Habitat, Draw Blood: Aug. 21.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.
> Kyle White: 7 p.m. Aug. 12.
> Freak Ender: 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14.
> Kyle White 7 p.m. Aug. 19.
> Stonehouse: 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
> Chris Shutters: 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
Tequila Sheila’s Downtown: 702 Monroe St. (419) 241-1118.
> Devious: 10 p.m. Thursdays.
> Johnny Reed & the House Rockers: 10 p.m. Fridays.
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.
> Deadstring Brothers: Aug. 13.
> The Twin Cats: Aug. 14.
> The Nutones: Aug. 20.
> Hullaballo: Aug. 21.
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.
> DJs Folks, Mattimoe and Perrine: Fridays.
> Andrew Ellis: Aug. 14.
> Jeff Stewart: Aug. 21.
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.
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.
> Johnny Rodriguez: Aug. 12.
> The Swamp Kings: Aug. 19.
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.
> Swingmania: Aug. 12.
Jazz in the Garden: Take in some swing and smooth tunes among the swaying flowers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 9, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $6-$7. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
> Hepcat Revival: Aug. 12.
> John Barile and Friends: Aug. 19.
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.
> Quickness: Aug. 13, Peristyle Terrace.
> On the Beach: Aug. 20, Peristyle Terrace.
Summer Concert Series: Open air shows on Saturday nights @@ sounds like summer to me. 6 p.m. Saturdays, Glyn Smith Amphitheater, Ottawa Park, Kenwood Boulevard.
> Chris Shutters Band: Aug. 14.
Jeff McDonald’s Big Band Revival Party: 8 p.m. Thursdays, South Briar Restaurant, 5147 S. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 517-1111 or (419) 708-0265.
Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All Stars: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Trotter’s Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-2079 or (419) 708-0265.
Noon Tunes: Bring some greens and grab a patch of green, too, for these lunchtime concerts. Noon Aug. 13, Manor House gazebo, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
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. Aug. 14, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
River Raisin Jazz Festival: David Sanborn and festival’s ambassador Alexander Zonjic will be among the performers. Tunes start at noon Aug. 14-15, St. Mary’s Park, North Monroe Street and West Elm Avenue, Monroe, Mich. (734) 384-3366 or www.monroeinfo.com.
Concert on the Lawn: Extra Stout. Bands will perform as listeners take in the tunes … and the beauty of the grounds. 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787, www.577foundation.org or www.perrysburgarts.org.
Music With Friends: The Tim Oehlers Trio will provide the tunes for a free outdoor concert. Picnics, chairs and blankets welcome. 6-7:45 p.m. Aug. 15, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or monroe.lib.mi.us.
Verandah concert: North Coast Big 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. Aug. 18, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Razor Sharp Objects. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk Aug. 18, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
Sunshine Summer Jazz Concert Series: The Toledo Jazz Orchestra Quartet featuring Eric Dickey will perform. 6 p.m. Aug. 21, Sunshine, 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee. (419) 865-0251 or www.sunshine.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, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> TMA High School Art Council: Students from 15 area schools organize this exhibition by choosing a theme and soliciting work from their peers. Through Aug. 15, Community Galleries.
> “Arts Gone Wild”: Regional nonprofit arts and cultural institutions will create installations representing their organizations. Through Aug. 15, Community Galleries.
> 92nd Annual Toledo Area Artists exhibition: This show celebrates Northwest Ohio’s artistic community. Through Aug. 22, Works on Paper Galleries.
> “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.
> “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.
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.
> “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.
“At the Speed of Art: A Celebration of Motor Vehicles.” The automotive creativity that surrounds this American industry will be highlighted in a multimedia exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 15, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“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.
Salon des Refuses: The second string for the TMA Toledo Area Artists exhibition will be displayed. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 20, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Julie Draeger’s “Point of View”: This art teacher will exhibit her own work, known for the way its “color and shapes bring a fantastic reality to her landscapes and botanicals.” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (until 7 Wednesdays) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28, Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 909 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 867-3533 or www.insideangles.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.
“Life’s Journey”: This exhibition of Michael Provenza’s landscape and seascape oil paintings encompass the subject of Earth’s “natural beauty and glory.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 31, Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.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.
“Mood and Mode: The Art of Jim Brower.” This exhibit features 53 watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings, along with various commercial art illustrations, of this award-winning artist. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 31, Toledo Lucas County Main Library gallery, 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.
“Art de Concrete”: Masonry master Kuhlman Corp. will host this creative showcase for the super-strong building material. 5-8 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31, Arrowhead Business Park, 1845 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. (419) 897-6000 or www.kuhlman-corp.com.
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. Aug. 13.
> OurGlass: 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 14-15 and 21, Glass Pavilion.
> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters from the Rock Era.” 6 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 3 p.m. Aug. 22.
> Family Time tour: 2 p.m. Aug. 22.
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.
> Swizzle sticks: 6 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Flowers: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20; 4 and 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21; 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Aug. 15.
> Beads: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 15.
> Pendants: 6 and 7 p.m. Aug. 20.
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.
> Glass Assembly: 7 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Flower Power: 7 p.m. Aug. 20.
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.
> Flowers, Birds and Butterflies: Aug. 16-20.
Local glass artists: Leonard Marty. Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 13, TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
GlassFest: The TMA will celebrate Toledo’s reputation as a glass mecca with activities, demonstrations and tours. Noon-6 Aug. 15, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
“Hidden Treasures of the Hayes Museum”: Visitors can take a peek at the museum’s exceptional artifacts and rarities from the vault. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, Aug. 17-Feb. 27 (closed Nov. 25, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1), Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $3-$13. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Showcase of the Arts: This Kent Branch Library program’s goal is to “promote the quality of life in the community, to appreciate the beauty and structure of the arts, and to acknowledge the increasing importance of art in bridging diversity.” 1-4 p.m. Aug. 20, Monroe Neighborhood Center, 3613 Monroe St. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Levis Commons Fine Art Fair: More than 125 juried artist booths with display specialties in jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber, mixed media and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 22, Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888 or www.theguild.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.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, Home Builders Association, 1911 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.
> 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Maumee Public Library, 501 River Road, Maumee.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 14, First Christian Church, 5271 W. Alexis Road, Sylvania.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 14, Trinity Grace Brethren Church, 4035 Williston Road, Northwood.
> 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16, St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
> Noon-6 Aug. 16, St. John United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington, Genoa.
> 1-6 p.m. Aug. 16, Holiday Inn Express, 10621 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.
> 2-7 p.m. Aug. 16, Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 W. Alexis Road.
> Noon-6 Aug. 17, St. John United Church of Christ, 448 E. Rice, Elmore.
> 12:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Woodville Township Fire Department, 321 E. Main St., Woodville.
> 1-6 p.m. Aug. 17, Heritage Church, 1640 S. Coy Road, Oregon.
> Noon-6 Aug. 18, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd.
> Noon-6 Aug. 18, Life Point Church, 8239 Route 64, Waterville.
> 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19, United Auto Workers Local 12, 2300 Ashland Ave.
> 1-6:46 p.m. Aug. 19, Blissfield American Legion, 415 High St., Blissfield, Mich.
> Noon-6 Aug. 20, The Waterford at Levis Commons, 7100 S. Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. Aug. 14, canning demonstration; Aug. 21, cooking demonstration hosted by Slow Foods Maumee Valley. 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 through 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, Erie Street and Centennial Road, 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.
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.
> Aug. 12: “Discover Major Oliver’s House.” 27 Broadway St.
> Aug. 19: The Huntington Center, Jefferson Avenue and Huron Street. $2.
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.
> American Hearth Association, Aug. 12.
> Victory Center, Aug. 19.
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.
> Sharpening: Visitors will learn how to sharpen tools and keep them in working order. 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
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 through Sept. 30, during good weather. $15 a day.
> 10-10:30 p.m. Aug. 16; 10:45-11:45 a.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28, Greater Close Park, Bellevue Road. $10 walk-in; $24 for three classes.
Blues, Brews & Local Roots BBQ: Locally produced and sourced food is the star of this show. Dancing and music round out the evening. 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 12, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $65. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.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. Aug. 13 and 20, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Barefoot at the Beach: Music, food and fireworks add up to an eye- and ear-popping fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. 6-11 p.m. Aug. 14, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. $100. (419) 241-4258 or barefootatthebeach.org.
Basket Making: Visitors will create a carrier for cookies, bread, whatever, while taking in the late summer evening. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18, White Star Log Cabin, County Road 65 south of the park’s main entrance, south of Gibsonburg. $5. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Brain Games: Adults can stimulate their noodles by playing computer games. 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. Registration: (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
14th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibition: It’s completely unrelated to the “oldest profession,” but organizers say this event has been recognized as one of the best exhibits of traditional hooked rugs in the country. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-21, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Bike to Napoleon: Cyclists will ride 38 miles with a stop at a restaurant. 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19, from Providence Metropark’s canal boat parking lot, 13827 Route 24 West (at Route 578), Grand Rapids. (419) 865-9145, (419) 343-7572 or www.hitoledo.org.
Hula Hoop class: Cheyenne Rachel will help those interested get hippy with it and burn some calories at the same time. 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 20, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10 each. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Glass City Singles dance: Masquerade ball. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 20, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Canoe Paddle: Timbers to Meigs. Paddlers can “experience first-hand the influence the Maumee River once had on world history” with a trip across the river, a guided tour of Fort Meigs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview area, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $25. Registration: (800) 283-8916. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Car Seat Check: Traffic accidents are a common cause of injury to children; anyone with questions about installing safety seats can stop by for help and information from ProMedica. Aug. 21, Shops at Fallen Timbers front entrance parking lot, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
County fairs: Celebrating rural life and life on the farm, these annual events reconnect people to our food sources and the land. Admission included if determined; call/check websites for prices if not listed.
> Henry County: Aug. 13-19, 907 S. Perry St., Napoleon. $6. (419) 592-9096 or www.henrycountyfair.org.
> Defiance County: Aug. 21-28, 530 S. Main St., Hicksville. (419) 542-7575 or www.defiancefair.com.
Attica Independent Fair: Livestock, pig scrambles, the rodeo, horse races, concerts and a demolition derby are planned. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. through Aug. 14, Attica Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Attica. (419) 426-3247.
Ohio’s South of the Border Festival: This party, to fund Perrysburg Heights Community Center free programming, will include dancing, rides and games. 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 13 and 2 p.m.-midnight Aug. 14, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-4529. $2-$10.
Festival of India: Visitors can get a “Glimpse of India” with traditions, food, music, dancing and costumes sharing the culture with attendees. Movies, tours and demonstrations are slated as well. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 (additional events 2-11 p.m. at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15, Hindu Temple of Toledo, 4336 King Road, Sylvania. (419) 843-4440 or www.hindutempleoftoledo.org.
Birmingham Ethnic Festival: The Hungary in Toledo comes out to celebrate its heritage @@ and foods @@ with arts and crafts exhibits, cultural displays, music and dancing. Noon-9 Aug. 15, Consaul Street between Front Street and Milford Avenue. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.
Maumee Summer Fair/Taste of Maumee: Get ready for the end of the season with food, music, street fair, parade, classic car show and a kids’ fun zone. 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 10 a.m. Aug. 21, Conant, Wayne and Dudley streets, Maumee. (419) 893-0792, (419) 794-1090 or www.maumeeuptown.com.
Swanton Corn Festival: For 102 years, this event has aimed to “help people one kernel at a time.” Performances, contests, car show, parade and more sweet niblets are planned. Aug. 20-Aug. 21, Swanton Memorial Park, West Garfield Avenue and South Main Street, Swanton. (419) 460-6043 or www.swantoncornfest.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 August, 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: “Too Much Noise” by Ann McGovern, through Aug. 15; “Aaaarrgghh! Spider!” by Lydia Monks, Aug. 17-22.
Toledo Zoo: A Northwest Ohio gem, the zoo offers something for just about everyone @@ specialized habitats for polar bears, hippos, elephants and African animals, an aquarium and aviary; a playground and the recently opened Nature’s Neighborhood for kids to explore, as well as train and carousel rides; beautiful botanicals throughout; and seasonal events ranging from Lights at the Zoo to summer concerts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1-Labor Day; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Labor Day-April 30, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040 or toledozoo.org.
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.
PLAY: Visitors could find themselves behind the eight ball @@ literally! Larger-than-life, interactive versions of games like bowling, dice, foosball and dominoes make up this exhibit. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 19, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$15; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
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.
> Monarch egg hunt: Visitors will search the farm for butterflies-to-be, then get instructions on how to care for them to boost monarch numbers. 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 21.
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.
> Friday night family cruises: 6-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27, $7-$15.
> Lighthouse Cruise: 12:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, $15-$35.
> Sunset & City Lights Cruises: 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 15-Sept. 26, $20.
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.
> Toledo Area Li’l Artists: Aug. 17 and 19.
> Gone Fishing: Aug. 22, 24 and 26.
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.
> Native Life: Aug. 15, Yager Center, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads.
> Discover the Dunes: Aug. 22, Girdham Road dunes, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton.
The Stargazer: This program explores how imagination, curiosity and science have led to the understanding of some of the universe’s mysteries. 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Meet Me at Metroparks: Tales of the Great Black Swamp. “Real life and legend mingle as expert storytellers weave tales of Toledo’s frontier.” 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11, Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Advanced Bird Study: Participants will hone their visual and auditory identification skills. 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Northwest Ohio Rib-Off: Sauce, rock and country are a heady recipe for fully bellies and happy ears. Local and national enterprises will provide the sides. 3-10 p.m. Aug. 12, 3-11 p.m. Aug. 13, noon-11 Aug. 14 and noon-6 Aug. 15, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. $5-$10 rib-off admission includes the performances, but guaranteed seating is available for $25-$40. (419) 724-6380 or nwohioriboff.com.
> Phil Vasser: Aug. 12.
> Peter Frampton: Aug. 13.
> George Thorogood and the Destroyers: Aug. 14.
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. Aug. 12-13, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 878-3055.
> 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16-17, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
Total Wellness Days: Free screenings and information to improve health and fitness will be offered. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317 or westfield.com/franklinpark.
The Last Stand: Metroparks naturalist Bob Jacksy will discuss the conservation movement in the United States. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 13, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $3. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Five Senses: Visitors can see the new kid’s touch garden and explore the senses with its opportunities to touch, taste, hear, smell and see. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 14, nature center, W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
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 p.m. Aug. 14, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sit! Stay! Read! Children can register for a 15-minute session reading with a therapy dog. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31; 10 and 11 a.m. Aug. 17, 24, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Naturalist in the Park: Participants can take an hour’s hike with an informed guide to learn more about park and area history, native plants and animals. 11 a.m., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4526 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
Friends of the Library book sale: Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, videos and more will be up for grabs. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 19 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20-21, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Plugging Away: Vintage cars will be on display and games for the whole family are planned in celebration of the Champion Spark Plug’s 100th anniversary. Noon-5 Aug. 22, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s manor house, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Stranleigh: This tour highlights the lesser-known homes at Wildwood with transport via an open-air trolley. 3-4:30 and 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $15. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
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.
> “Hair”: Aug. 20.
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 East River Drive: Aug. 14; Hoozier Daddy: Aug. 21 and 28.
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.
> Louisville Bats: 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Aug. 12 (Spider-Man, comic book giveaway).
> Scranton Yankees: 7 p.m. Aug. 13* (Unlucky 13 Night; Boy Scout sleepover), Aug. 14* (Funny nose and glasses giveaway, Girl Scout sleepover) and 16 (BIGS Seeds giveaway, Harmonica Homage Night); 6 p.m. Aug. 15* (“Zooperstars”).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
> CRA 100, CRA late models 100 laps, factory stocks, four-cylinder: Aug. 13.
> Sportsman, figure eights, factory stocks, Figure eights train race: Aug. 20.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play 1800s-style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm.
> Vs. Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal Oak (Mich.): 2 p.m. Aug. 15, Lutheran Home, Oregon.
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.
> World Tournament of Vintage Base Ball: Aug. 14-15, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich.
NASCAR at MIS: Roaring engines and speed are the name of this game, the wine festival being the notable exception. Michigan International Speedway, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Mich. (800) 354-1010 or MISpeedway.com.
> Pole Day: Aug. 13, $10.
> NASCAR Nationwide Series: Aug. 14, $25-$40.
> NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aug. 15, $22.50-$115.
Golf FORE Hope: Charitably minded golfers can have a “hole” lot of fun at this event to benefit Cherished Friends of Ahava, a nonprofit organization established to restore hope and healing for individuals with cancer. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Hidden Hills Golf Course, 4886 County Road 16, Woodville. $70. (419) 308-1764
Bark for Life: This event allows four-legged (and otherwise legged) friends to join in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Dogs and their people will get to take part in a 1.5-mile walk, visit vendors, see agility demonstrations, play games and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 15, Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Road, Sylvania. $15. (419) 885-4421 or www.RelayForLife.org/Sylvania.
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.
> Cal Verduchi: 8 p.m. Aug. 12; 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 13-14.
> Mike Green: 8 p.m. Aug. 19; 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 20-21.
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.
> Tracy Morgan: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 13; 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 14; 7 p.m. Aug. 15, $30.
> Arnez J: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 20; 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 21, $27.
“Once Upon a Mattress”: The tale of the princess and the pea comes to life in this musical. 8 p.m. Aug. 12-14 and 19-21 and 2 p.m. Aug. 15, Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. $15. (419) 422-4624 or www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org.
“Leading Ladies”: Two unfortunate Shakespearean actors try to claim a large inheritance due to a pair of women. 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $5-$18. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“Damn Yankees”: A Senators fan sells his soul for a winning season. 8 p.m. Aug. 20-21 and 27-28; and 3 p.m. Aug 22 and 29, 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.
> John Lee Hooker Jr., Janiva Magness: 8 p.m. Aug. 12, $12-$15.
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.
Naturalist in the Park: Participants can take an hour’s hike with an informed guide to learn more about park and area history, native plants and animals. 11 a.m., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, William Henry Harrison Park, 644 Bierley Ave., Pemberville. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
Picnic Trolley: Visitors can pack picnic lunches and hop aboard for transport to the Cricket Frog Cove Area. Dessert will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, from the Rudolph depot on the Slippery Elm Trail. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
Herb Garden Brunch & Tour: The Black Swamp Herb Society will host this event. 10 a.m. Aug. 12, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967. www.woodcountyhistory.org.
National Tractor Pulling Championship: This event combines noise, horsepower and big wheels. 1 p.m. Aug. 20, noon Aug. 21 and noon Aug. 22, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. $20-$44. (888) 385-7855 or www.pulltown.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.
> Bill Bushart: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 13-14.
> Tony Rock: 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21.
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 and 3 p.m. Aug. 21-22.
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 Abrams Brothers: 8 p.m. Aug. 11, $15.
> Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin: 8 p.m. Aug. 12, $15.
> The RFD Boys: 8 p.m. Aug. 13, $11.
> Marcia Ball: 8 p.m. Aug. 14, $30.
> John Lee Hooker Jr.: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, $15.
> The Global Jazz Project: 8 p.m. Aug. 17, $12.50.
> Trina Hamlin, Dan Navarro: 8 p.m. Aug. 19, $15.
> Beth Nielsen Chapman: 8 p.m. Aug. 20, $17.50.
> Lonesome County: 8 p.m. Aug. 21, $15.
> Suzanne Westenhoefer: 8 p.m. Aug. 22, $26.
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.
> Matthew Cifaldi, Lake Folk, Hana Malhas, the Starlights: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
> Amino Acids, Counter Cosby, Fuckin’ A, MazingA: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Easter Blok: 9 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Neutral Uke Hotel: 9 p.m. Aug. 17.
> Greensky Bluegrass: 9 p.m. Aug. 19.
> Hollow Drive, Sin Theorem, It Lies Within: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
> Nickie P., Tree City, Duke Nukem: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library exhibitions and events: The University of Michigan’s primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences hosts a variety of artwork, speeches and displays. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays, 913 S. University St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 615-5783 or www.lib.umich.edu.
> “Tour de France: Travel & Topography in France 1700-1900.” Maps, atlases and books related to cartography, travel and the geography of France will be displayed through Sept. 20.
> “Favorite Place on Campus” photos: Images taken by UM students and submitted in a contest on the title theme will be displayed. Through Sept. 28.
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.
> No-cook pasta dishes: Noon-1 Aug. 11.
> Flavors of Provence: 1-2 p.m. Aug. 15.
> Trio of chilled soups: Noon-1 Aug. 18.
> Whitefish chowder: 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, $25.
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.
> “The Piano Teacher”: 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
> Jack Wright and Bob Marsh with the Saturnian Chamber Ensemble: 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
> Gaida: 7 and 9 p.m. Aug. 14.
> Maureen Choi Quartet: 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
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: “The Wizard of Oz” sing-a-long, including costume contest and gift bags for kids: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17; “The Graduate,” 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
> Summer documentary film series: “Burma VJ,” 7 p.m. Aug. 16.
> “What Is Scientific Truth?” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, $6.
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.
> “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.
> UMMA Projects: Jakob Kolding. The artist’s collages, drawings, posters and mixed-media sculptures revolve around the relationship and contradiction between how architectural spaces are planned and how they’re used. Through Oct. 24.
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.
> Strudel: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19, $75.
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).
“Slow Convergence”: Paul Hickman’s digital prints combine elements of his past as a painter, furniture designer and graphics director. Through Aug. 26, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
Michelle A. Hegyi art exhibit: Noon-6 Tuesdays-Wednesdays, noon-10 Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, through Sept. 5, WSG Gallery, 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-2287 or www.wsg-art.com/.
“Faux Real” art exhibit: Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“Fabulous Flamingos”: Topiary creatures, whirligigs and gnomes provide the backdrop for dozens of the pink lawn ornaments imaginatively decorated by University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public School students and community members. Gardens and trails are open sunrise-sunset through Sept. 30, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 647-7600 or www.mbgna.umich.edu.
“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.
“The Sound of Music”: The life of an Austrian naval captain accustomed to order is turned upside down by the young woman caring for his family in this World War II-era musical. Cabaret night with wine and appetizers: 8 p.m. Aug. 21, $32-$38; 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19; 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20; 3 and 8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21; and 3 p.m. Aug. 15, 19 and 22, Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter, Mich. $22-$28. (734) 268-6200 or www.theencoretheatre.org.
“Woman Before a Glass”: An outspoken heiress collects modern art … and the people who created it. 8 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Sept. 2-3; 3 and 8 p.m. Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4; 2 p.m. Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
Beer Tasting: Micro Madness. About two dozen favorite microbrewed beers will be paired with an appetizer buffet, style and tasting notes. 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $25-$30. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com.
“The 2010 Annual: All Media Exhibition.” For 88 years, this juried show has offered artists new and established the opportunity to display their works and make their names known. Gallery talk, 5 p.m. Aug. 13; reception, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13; exhibition, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 Sundays, Aug. 13-Sept. 26, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-8004 or annarborartcenter.org.
Music in the Arb: Joe Reilly. A free summer concert in the beautiful surroundings of Nichols Arboretum. 6 p.m. Aug. 15, amphitheater, 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 647-7600 or www.mbgna.umich.edu.
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