Updated March 6, 2014
Central Catholic SIBS Club Plans Finnegan Fest
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Central Catholic High School way at the SIBS Club Finnegan Fest on Saturday, March 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the school. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join members of the CCHS Spirited Irish Brothers and Sisters (SIBS) Club for food, fun, games, prizes, face painting, and more.
Come to the Finnegan Fest in festive green and white Irish swag for a Shamrockin’ great time.
SIBS Club members should bring their membership cards to the event. For those who have not received a card or shirt, or for more information, contact Bre Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 255-2280 ext. 1158.
Glass City Singles Plans Holiday Dance Events
Glass City Singles will hold a dance on Sunday, March 16, along with a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Holland Gardens from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
Urban Cowboy Western will be the theme for the Friday, March 28 dance from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
For more information, call (734) 856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com. Holland Gardens is located at 6530 Angola Rd., Hollland.
Wine & Art Featured At Waterville Chamber Gala
The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 14th Annual Starry Night Wine and Art Gala at Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy., Swanton, on Saturday, March 22. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m., and live and silent auctions at 8:00 p.m. Cocktail attire is appropriate. Reservations are required by Wednesday, March 12.
The cost is $50.00. Call the chamber at (419) 878-5188.A portion of the proceeds benefits Diabetic Youth Services of Toledo.
Pregnancy Center Benefit Set At Westgate Chapel
“Sweet Endings,” the annual fundraiser for the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, will be held at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr., Toledo on Thursday, March 13. The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Shari Rigby, the actress who played the birth mother in October Baby. This year’s theme is “Loving the Two.” Online registration is available at www.friendsofpregnancycenter.org.
Master Series Talk Set At Toledo Museum Of Art
Eric Haskell will offer “The Art of André Le Nôtre: Gardening for Grandeur in 17th-Century France” at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Haskell will end his Masters Series lecture with a signing of his most recent book, The Gardens of Brécy: A Lasting Landscape, which is available at the Toledo Museum of Art store. For more information, visit www.toledomuseum.org.
Toledo Heart Ball Set At Hilton Garden Inn
The American Heart Association will host its 17th Annual Toledo Heart Ball, on Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg.
The event will celebrate the work and mission of the American Heart Association.
Guests will enjoy fine dining, dancing, entertainment, and both silent and live auctions. Tickets are $175 per person and $2,000 for a table. Proceeds will facilitate research, education and advocacy programs throughout Toledo, including public health advocacy campaigns, physical activity and nutrition education and lifesaving CPR courses.
For more information, corporate sponsorship, tickets or to RSVP contact Kali Wulff at (419) 740-6167 or visit www.toledoheartball.heart.org.
Lifetree Café Offers Program On State Of Education
Lifetree Cafe Maumee, 405 Sackett St., Maumee, will examine the state of public education on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
The program, titled “Pass or Fail? The State of Education,” features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization.
Participants in the Lifetree program will discuss the current state of public education and what changes might improve the system for schools, parents and students.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.
Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. More information is available at wwwLifetreecafe.com.
Skating Fundraiser Planned At Ohio Skate
The third annual ‘80s skate night will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ohio Skate, 1370 Conant St., Maumee. Admission fee is $4.00 and skate rental is $1.00. All admission fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Greater Lucas County.
UT Students Fight Hunger With Pizza
The University of Toledo Catholic Student Association will host Campus Hunger Elimination Amongst Toledoans (H.E.A.T.) on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the University of Toledo Student Union Auditorium. This event will be an opportunity for students to give back to the city of Toledo in a big way. Students will get together and make 750 pizzas. These pizzas will then be distributed to various homeless shelters and soup kitchens around the city of Toledo during the day on Friday, March 21.
Last year the event involved almost 300 students and all 750 pizzas were assembled in eight minutes and seventeen seconds. These pizzas were donated to nine different homeless shelters varying in amounts from 12 pizzas to 168 pizzas per location. This year the organization is working to break records for the amount of students attending, and the time it takes to assemble the pizzas.
Campus H.E.A.T. is funded through donations. Donations can be sent to Campus H.E.A.T. in care of Corpus Christi University Parish, 2955 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43607.
Dance/Drama Troupe Performs At Area Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., will host a dance/drama troupe from Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21. The troupe is currently on a nationwide tour covering several states, including Ohio. The dancers and actors are professional staff members of the Christian Communications Institute (CCI), the evangelistic arm of Payap University.
The program will conclude with a traditional Thai melodrama based on the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The performance is free and open to the public; however, there will be an opportunity to donate toward the cost of transportation for the artists.
Central City Ministry Toledo Presents Fundraiser
Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) will present its 23rd Annual Urban All-American Celebration on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at The Pinnacle in Maumee. This fundraiser supports the students of Rosary Cathedral and Queen of Apostles.
At this event, CCMT recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion and enhancement of Catholic education in the central city schools through the presentation of its service award. This year’s recipient of the service award is Mercy.
CCMT also presents the achievement award to a graduate of a Toledo central city Catholic elementary school who exhibits extraordinary achievement or academic, athletic and/or career success. He or she must be a positive role model for today’s students by demonstrating integrity, high ideals and moral character. CCMT is currently seeking nominations for this achievement award.
To be considered, nominees must have graduated from one of the following schools between 1997 and 2000: Immaculate Conception, Pope John Paul II, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Peace, Rosary Cathedral, St. Angela Hall, St. Ann, St. Charles, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Hyacinth, St. James, St. Jude, St. Martin de Porres, St. Mary, St. Michael, Ss. Peter & Paul, St. Teresa or St. Vincent de Paul
To nominate someone for the CCMT achievement award, contact Deb Marinelli at (419) 244-6711 ext. 155 or e-mail email@example.com. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 21. The individual chosen to receive the award must be able to attend the Urban All-American Celebration on Thursday, May 8 at The Pinnacle.
Junior League Of Toledo Plans Kids In The Kitchen
The 9th annual Kids in the Kitchen event – a free interactive event for elementary school kids – will be offered by the Junior League of Toledo and Springfield High School at SHS on Saturday, March 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sylvania Business Expo Set At Tam-O-Shanter
The 2014 free Showcase Sylvania Business Expo will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, featuring representation from over 165 area businesses.
The free, family-friendly event highlights local business in a unique setting and offers something for everyone.
For more information contact the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at (419) 882-2135 or visit www.sylvaniachamber.org.
Garden Smiles To Host Spring Artist Signing
Garden Smiles by Carruth in Waterville, announces its Spring Artist Signing event on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 to 5:00 a.m.
Artist and sculptor, George Carruth, will be available to sign his work and meet with visitors. All of his designs are original, hand cast in stone, and proudly Made in America.
For more information, visit the www.gardensmiles.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 878-5412.
Broadway Night Fundraiser Set For Food Pantry
First Presbyterian Church, 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, will host a Broadway Night fundraiser for the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Favorite Broadway tunes will be performed by folks from various churches that support the food pantry. The Anthony Wayne jazz choirs Close Harmony and Generally Jazz will perform as well as vocal students. An offering will be collected and all proceeds will benefit the food pantry.
Spring Gala Fundraiser Planned At The Pinnacle
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold its fourth annual spring gala, “The Great Gatsby/Roaring Twenties,” which will be held on Friday, March 28 at The Pinnacle in Maumee. This elegant event will feature a served dinner, music by Swingmania, emcee Dave Holmes from 13ABC, silent auction and more.
Guests are encouraged to dress in the 1920’s time period clothing, and winners will be chosen for the best dressed. Black tie is optional. Individual seats are $100 per person, tables of eight are $650 and tables of ten are $800.
For reservations, call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at (419) 537-1999 or visit www.act.alz.org/gatsbygala.
Ritzee Resale Fundraiser Planned In Monclova
The Monclova Community Center will host the second annual “Ritzee Resale Accessories Fundraiser” on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5. Shoppers will find great bargains on gently used jewelry, purses, shoes, hats, scarves, gloves and more at the event. The sale is open to the public and will be held on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
De-clutter your own closet by donating new or gently used accessories for men or women. Items can be dropped off at the center during regular office hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or e-mail email@example.com to schedule a pickup.
Toledo Society Of Magicians Plans 13th Close-Up Magic
The Toledo Society of Magicians presents the 13th Annual Afternoon of Close-Up Magic on Sunday, April 6 at Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. with show starting at 3:00 p.m. Guests can select one of five rooms to experience magic up close. Featured magicians include: Todd Christiansen, Fr. Mark Davis, Andy Dyko, Martin Jarret, John Luka, Andrew Martin, Pattrick Przysiecki and Eli Portala. Tickets are $15.00. For tickets or more information, contact Martin Jarret at (419) 255-2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pattrick Przysiecki at (419) 893-1944 or email@example.com.
Miles Davis Tribute Slated At Maumee Indoor Theater
A Tribute to Miles Davis featuring the Skip Turner Band, the Kalvin Hughes Jazz Trio, Sherre’s Heartstrings Trio & Friends and Jason LaPorte will be held at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Sunday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Change for Kids Ministries and the MLK Kitchen for the Poor. General admission is $15.00. Tickets are available at the theater or by calling (419) 897-8902 or (419) 704-6195.
Vistula Foundation Plans Victorian Dinner Party
The Historic Vistula Foundation will host its annual 14-course Victorian dinner party, “Downton Abbey or Matthew Brown-ton- Abbey,” on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. The menu will feature 14 courses and accompanying wines at the Matthew Brown home, 1107 N. Superior St., Toledo. Please allow 3.5 hours for dining. The cost is $125 per person. For reservations, call Richard at (419) 389-3452.
Ford Test Drive Event To Raise Funds For CCHS
On Saturday, April 12, Central Catholic High School will participate in a fundraising event, Drive 4UR School, sponsored by Mathews Ford Oregon. For every test drive that guests take in a Ford vehicle around the CCHS campus that day, the Ford Motor Company will make a $20.00 donation to Central Catholic, up to a total of $6,000. This will not be a sales pitch, but an opportunity to raise money for Central Catholic students.
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mathews Ford will have 15 to 20 vehicles available in Central Catholic’s Gallagher Stadium parking lot to test drive on a short designated route in the neighborhood. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. One test drive per household is permitted.
For more information, contact Tracy Koralewski at (419) 469-8757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toy Soldier Show Planned In Wadsworth
The Annual Ohio Toy Soldier Show and Sale will be held on Sunday, May 4 at the Galaxy Restaurant and Banquet Center in Wadsworth. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for adults and free for children under age 12 with an adult.
Contemporary and vintage toy soldier and military miniature figures, covering major brands and including all scales and eras, will be presented. The Galaxy Restaurant and Banquet Center is located at 201 Park Centre Dr., Wadsworth, Ohio.
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