Updated September 19, 2016
Toledo Museum Of Art Hosts Political Author
Kyle Kondik, author of the new book, The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, will appear on Thursday, September 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.
Just days ahead of the first presidential candidate debate, Kondik will shed light on the Buckeye State’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential election winners.
The free event at 7:00 p.m. is being presented jointly by the museum and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
A book signing and reception in Libbey Court will follow the presentation.
For more details about these and other programs, visit www.toledomuseum.org.
Glass City Singles’ Dances Held At Holland Gardens
Glass City Singles regularly holds a variety of themed dances at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Upcoming dance events are listed below. For information, visit www.toledosingles.com or call (734) 856-8963.
On Friday, September 23, an Autumn Dance of Color with a free dance lesson will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
On Friday, October 14, a Rodeo Cowboy Night with a free dance lesson will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
On Sunday, October 30, a Halloween dance with a contest and a free dance lesson will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00.
HBA Parade Of Homes Announces Tour Dates
The Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan HBA 2016 Parade of Homes will feature 23 homes to tour on two weekends, from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, October 2. Parade hours are: Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 at all parade homes or discount tickets are available at The Andersons for $8.00.
Download the free Parade Craze App to follow the 2016 Parade of Homes on smartphones and tablets and have complete access to mapping, directions, photos and a detailed list of homes and information.
Carly’s Party For The Cure Planned At The Pinnacle
The Pinnacle will host the sixth annual Carly’s Party for the Cure, an event to raise funds for progeria research, on Friday, September 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
In 2011, party hostess and 6-year-old Carly Kudzia was diagnosed with progeria, an accelerated aging disease. Progeria is extremely rare, affecting one in 8 million births. There are only 18 known cases in the U.S. and 130 globally.
Music will be provided by DJ Word of Mouth. Radio personalities Harvey Steele and Becky Shock will be on hand to emcee, and countless donors have provided silent auction and raffle prizes.
Tickets for the 21-and-over event are $30.00 presale and available at www.teamcarlyq.com/events. Tickets are $35.00 at the door.
2016 Maumee Film Festival Takes Place In September
The 2016 Maumee Film Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. The festival celebrates the art of creativity, filmmaking and storytelling. It allows aspiring filmmakers the unique opportunity to see their work projected on a movie screen in the iconic and beautiful Maumee Indoor Theater.
Over 20 short films will be screened, featuring films from local filmmakers as well as those from Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.
Admission is $6.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.maumeefilmfestival.com or at the door.
Roche De Boeuf Festival Scheduled In Waterville
The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 43rd annual Roche de Boeuf Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Waterville.
The festival features a variety of activities for all ages and free entertainment throughout the day, plus the annual car show in the Shawn’s Irish Tavern parking lot. Waterville’s downtown streets will be filled with crafts, food vendors and area artists, as well as booths staffed by area businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The parade will be gin at 10:00 a.m. down Farnsworth Road and will feature various floats. Free shuttle service will be offered from J & R Contracting of Waterville.
For more information, visit www.watervillechamber.com.
Sunny Meade Alpacas Offer Open House
Sunny Meade Alpacas will participate in National Alpaca Farm Day on Saturday, September 24, welcoming visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to learn more alpacas, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals who own small acreage.
The fiber arts studio will be open, demonstrating how to felt alpaca fiber into fabric on the FeltLOOM.
Sara Box of Bitter Buffalo Fiberworks will demonstrate the art of hand spinning yarn.
Also exhibiting will be, All Things Alpaca Clothing, Myers Honey, Maggie Trzcinski Pottery and Diane Rogers gourmet chef and baker.
Sunny Meade Alpacas, Ltd. is located at 7770 Providence-Neapolis-Swanton Rd., Swanton.
For more information, visit www.sunnymeadealpacas.com.
Memorial Yard Sale Planned At Church Of St. Andrew
The Church of St. Andrew is having its annual Ray Szalkowski memorial indoor yard sale on Saturday, September 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be a wide selection of electronics, appliances, furniture, collectibles, kitchen items, tools, sporting equipment, books, toys, house ware items and more available for purchase.
Lunch and breakfast specials are available as well. The church is located at 3620 Heatherdowns, Toledo.
It’s never too late to donate items (pick-up or delivery). For more information call the church office at (419) 385-6160.
Andersons Maumee To Host Fire Safety Awareness Event
The Andersons Maumee Store, 530 Illinois Ave. will host a fire safety awareness event on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Fire Safety Month in October.
This event showcases safety related issues and information for everyone, and there will be hands-on activities geared toward school-age children as well.
A smokehouse simulator, spraying a real fire house, photos with Sparky the Fire Rescue Dog, free smoke detectors for the first 100 customers and representatives from the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team, Lucas County Emergency Management Agency and Lucas County Health Department, and St. Luke’s Hospital will be on site.
At noon, families can cheer on their hometown heroes during the Car Crash Rescue Challenge. Firefighters from six area fire departments will compete to dismantle wrecked cars from Ankenbrandt’s Towing and get the “Crash Dummy” out the fastest, using the latest crash rescue tools. The four-man rescue teams will be competing for a valuable safety equipment grand prize.
Safety product vendors will also be on hand for questions about the newest fire safety and emergency preparedness equipment for the home and offer many special buys, which will be honored at all of The Andersons Toledo-area locations.
Healing Barn In Millbury Announces Open House
The Healing Barn is holding its annual open house on Saturday, September 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
There will be a raffle, a silent auction, kids’ games and refreshments available.
The Healing Barn is a 502(c) charity that rescues abused and neglected horses. The barn is located at 27731 Bradner Rd., Millbury.
For more information, call Corri Mayo at (419) 467-6489.
Appold Planetarium Events Journey Into Black Holes
Appold Planetarium will offer Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity on Saturdays, September 24, and October 1, 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will experience a thrilling ride past the horizon and into a black hole, simulated from scientific data and rich with stunning, colorful visualizations.
Admission prices are $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.
Reservations are recommended. Call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Enrichment Events Presented At Toledo Zoo
One of the ways that the Toledo Zoo provides the highest quality of animal care is through its enrichment program: creating objects and activities that encourage the animals to use their wild and natural instincts to explore their habitats, make choices and find food.
On Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the zoo will present an Enrichment Day for visitors to see these efforts in action.
Keepers and animal care staff will share enrichment demonstrations and information about the animals.
There will also be opportunities for kids to experience hands-on enrichment activities in the Nature’s Neighborhood workshop along with Soar N’ Explore, a live animal and free-flight bird show, in the Museum of Science.
All activities are included with zoo admission. The full schedule of Enrichment Day activities is available at www.toledozoo.org/enrichment.
Ladies Tea & Craft Planned At Fort Meigs Visitor Center
A traditional women’s tea will be offered at Fort Meigs on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Fort Meigs Visitor Center. Attendees will be served and learn more about tea time in the early 19th century and a historic craft, making cord with the lucet, will also be taught to all who wish to learn. This program is suitable for ladies aged five years and older.
General admission to the site is required for this program In addition to the tea, admission includes entrance to the Legacy of Freedom museum exhibit as well as the reconstructed fort and exhibits. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $4.00 for students. Children ages five and under and Ohio History Connection members are free of charge.
For more information on this program or any of the events at this National Historic Landmark, visit www.fortmeigs.org or call (419) 874-4121.
National Wildlife Refuge Hosts Car Show Benefit
The ninth annual “Cars for Critters” benefit car show will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. DJ Crusin Zeake will be on-site, spinning tunes during the show.
In addition to cars, there are other great activities planned for the entire family. Meet refuge mascot Puddles the Blue Goose while checking out the show. The Ottawa Wild-life Drive will be open sunrise to sunset and free tram tours will be offered throughout the day. Mona Rutger and volunteers from Back to the Wild will showcase live critters, including bald eagles, hawks, owls, flying squirrels and other native wildlife. Food and drinks will be available.
The event is free to the public. Proceeds from this event will be used to help Friends of Ottawa NWR support Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge with conservation and restoration efforts.
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located at 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.
Cruise-In Car Show Offered At Penta Career Center
The Automotive Technology programs at Penta Career Center will host a “Cruise-In” Car Show on Wednesday, September 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the Penta campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg.
All types of vehicles and motorcycles are welcome to participate.
Vehicle owners are admitted free of charge as long as they bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Perrysburg Township’s annual Operation Breadbasket drive.
Other activities that will take place at the Cruise-In include music and door prizes such as car care kits, gift certificates and products from several Penta Career Center programs. Automotive activities for kids will also take place.
Award categories will include People’s Choice and Superintendent’s Choice. Refreshments will be available for purchase from several food trucks. Tours of Penta’s Automotive Technology programs will also be available.
For more information about the Cruise-In event, call (419) 666-1120, ext. 1428.
MVHS Plans 46th Lawn Sale At Wolcott Heritage Center
The 46th annual Community Lawn Sale will be held at the Wolcott Heritage Center on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New this year, a Family Fall Festival will be held as well, featuring hands-on activities, tours of the property and other activities. Admission is free.
Vendor space is still available. For more information, call (419) 893-9602 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.wolcotthouse.org/lawnsale for registration and payment information.
Sylvania’s Scary Film Contest Features Costume Party Fun
The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) announces its TranSylvania Film Competition and fundraiser event. Participants can make a scary movie or submit their existing horror genre short film or movie trailer. Selected films will be showcased during the first annual TranSylvania Costume Party.
Teams are required to complete an application to register for the TranSylvania Film Competition. The price is $25.00 per team and $10.00 per student team. Films can be no longer than six minutes and must be in the horror, thriller or suspense genres. Finished films must be uploaded to www.vimeo.com and should be made available to download before submitting the entry. The submission deadline is on Saturday, October 1.
The TranSylvania Costume Party will be held on Friday, October 21 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the barn at Shade Rock Farms, 5577 Section Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich.
There is limited space in the barn, so tickets should be purchased early. Attendees should wear costumes and bring photo IDs. Light snacks will be provided. Tickets are $50.00 and include one drink and grazing.
For more information, visit www.SylvaniaArts.org or call (419) 517-0118.
Owens College Concert Band Sets Free Fall Performance
The Owens Community College Concert Band will present a free fall concert on Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine Arts and Performing Arts Theater on the Owens campus.
The program will feature a variety of music, including marches, a marimba solo, music from the Beach Boys, a medley of marches from the Star War movies and more.
Refreshments will be served in the theater lobby following the program. For more information, call (567) 661-7081.
Woodlawn Cemetery Tour Highlights Autumn Colors
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery will hold the semi-annual Tree and Tombstone Walking Tour on Sunday, October 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The theme, “They Built This City,” will explore how industrial pioneers still impact the community, the elaborate monuments they built and the beautiful arboretum that frames every corner of the experience.
By the turn of the century, Woodlawn had become the cemetery of choice for Toledo’s civic, professional and industrial leaders. The elaborate monuments and private family mausoleums erected by these leaders are truly stunning and, as the original designers planned, augment the natural beauty of the space. Guides Fred Folger and Robert Lamlein will tell the “They Built This City” story about Toledo’s industrial pioneers and highlight the autumn colors on display in the certified arboretum, representing more than 100 varieties of stately trees.
For more information and to register, call (419) 472-2186 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Charities Showcases Work Of Mother Teresa
Catholic Charities will host a fall fundraiser, “A Journey into the World of Mother Teresa,” on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg.
Guest speaker Linda Schaefer, the last photojournalist given permission by Mother Teresa to photograph the work of the Missionaries of Charity, will share a pictorial and video journey, as witness to Mother Teresa’s legacy.
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will share insights and reflections on St. Teresa of Calcutta’s life’s work and the importance of Catholic Charities providing help and hope to the poor in this Jubilee Year of Mercy and beyond.
Dinner reservations are $50.00 per person and can be purchased at (419) 244-6711.
Reservations Being Accepted For Fort Meigs Ghost Walks
Fort Meigs is accepting reservations for Garrison Ghost Walks on Fridays and Saturdays, October 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Attendees will hear chilling tales of yesteryear as guides lead participants by lantern light on an evening walk around eerie Fort Meigs.
Garrison Ghost Walk proceeds benefit the Old Northwest Military History Association, the volunteer organization of Fort Meigs, and are used to further educational programming at the site.
Event admission is $10.00 for ages 13 and older, $5.00 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Groups depart the Fort Meigs visitor center every 15 minutes from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on tour dates. The program lasts a little over an hour and is primarily outdoors. It will continue moderate rain or shine. Dress for the weather and expect to walk over uneven ground.
Reservations are required for this program and may be made by calling (419) 874-4121 or by visiting the site during regular business hours.
Dream Theater Performance Announced At The Stranahan
Dream Theater will perform at the Stranahan Theater on Thursday, October 27. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com or via charge by phone at (866) 381-7469.
BG Hosts Bestselling Author Of Orange Is The New Black
Piper Kerman, bestselling author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, will be on BGSU’s campus on Tuesday, November 1, to discuss her book and her life story.
Kerman will present as part of the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series sponsored by BGSU University Libraries and its Leadership Council.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation following at 7:30 p.m. A VIP event will begin at 5:30 p.m. All events are hosted in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Tickets for the event are $30.00 for dinner and $100 for the VIP event and dinner. Tickets are available at www.bgsu.edu/libraryevent.
Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Disability Services, email@example.com or (419) 372-8495, prior to the event.
Maumee Chamber Expo Planned At The Pinnacle
The Maumee Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Business Expo and Lunch on Tuesday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Pinnacle.
For more information or to register, contact Taylor at (419) 893-5805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toledo’s Huntington Center Hosts TSO Ghosts Concert
The Huntington Center in downtown Toledo will host two Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) shows, reprising the group’s long-running The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, on Friday, December 2 at 3:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, September 16, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium conservation efforts. Each concert ticket purchased online will include a digital audio copy of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more details.
Reserved tickets start at $33.50 for the 3:30 p.m. concert and $43.00 for the 8:00 p.m. concert. Tickets can be purchased at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com and the Huntington Center ticket office. Applicable fees may apply.
Trivia Nights & Classic Cars Offered At Dégagé Jazz Café
Dégagé Jazz Café offers a trivia night every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is free and has prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. A team can be two people up to five people.
Dégagé Jazz Café is located at 301 River Rd., Maumee.
A free family-friendly Classic Car Cruise- In will also be offered on Sunday afternoons from noon to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday through September, weather permitting.
DJ Dale will play oldies and Dégagé will be open for food and beverages.
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