Pounds: Busy calendarWritten by Tom Pounds | President / Publisher | firstname.lastname@example.org
From the inception of Toledo Free Press in 2004, philanthropy and community involvement have been a consistent part of our mission. Looking at the next few weeks, I am humbled and proud of the events and causes we are a part of. This weekend, we are proud sponsors of The Blarney Golf outing honoring Nate Brahier; Fashionably Late, remembering Gretchen Gotthart Skeldon; and Toledo Pride, the three-day celebration of Toledo’s LGBT community. We are also working on:
- The Red Cross benefit CD “Red, White & You” is on sale for a few more weeks at local Big Boy and Ralphie’s locations. At 23 tracks for $10 with a $4 Big Boy/Ralphie’s coupon, it’s the deal of the summer.
- Toledo Free Press and WNWO are teaming to present an opportunity for voters to access the candidates and present questions in person. The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition is hosting a mayoral candidate forum from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Library’s McMaster Family Center, 325 N. Michigan St. The evening will be moderated by Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller and WNWO News Director Jim Blue. The forum will feature all seven candidates on the ballot — Mayor Mike Bell, Councilman D. Michael Collins, Opal Covey, Alan Cox, Michael Konwinski, Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez and Councilman Joe McNamara.
- Autumn Adventure is a walking and fitness program organized by Metroparks of Toledo Area. Learn more about it in this week’s column by Miller and join us for the first walk at Side Cut Partk, 2 p.m. Sept. 1.
- Toledo Free Press columnist Jeremy Baumhower is planning an fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio called ‘This is Me.’ The event, 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Blarney Events Center, will feature portraits of local female leaders without makeup. The idea was inspired by actresses such as Demi Lovato, who have posted public photos of themselves without makeup.
- George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic play as part of the Acoustics for Autism Benefit on Sept. 13 at Fallen Timbers in Maumee. Tickets are $10 and available at Doc Watson’s, The Village Idiot, Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull, Ye Olde Durty Bird, and all Head Shed locations. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, visit http://acousticsforautism.com/events.
- TEDxToledo, an event where Toledo’s leading thinkers and doers gather, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at One SeaGate Auditorium in Downtown. It’s “the ultimate brain spa,” according to organizer Will Lucas, who writes more about the event this week.
- To recognize National Hunger Awareness Month, Food For Thought will host an initiative to fight local hunger, Food Fight 419. The project will include restaurants in the Toledo area donating 5 percent of their one-day sales to Food For Thought. The all-day event will be Sept. 24. Chief Thought Officer Sam Melden is looking to get at least 50 restaurants involved. Email him at email@example.com or call (419) 972-0022.
- A new stand-up comedy series, Two Buck Yuks, will soon debut at The Blarney Irish Pub. The series will be featured in next week’s Star.
We thank all of our philanthropy and community partners and hope to see you at an upcoming event!
Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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