calendarUpdated August 21, 2015

Batfish Film & Fun Festival Staged At Maumee Indoor
The Maumee Indoor Theater will host the Batfish Film and Fun Festival on Thursday, August 27, with showings at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Short films, clips, screen challenges and prizes will be featured.
The event is family-oriented and appropriate for all ages. For more information, visit

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Sets Annual Rummage Sale
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet will host its annual rummage sale on Thursday, August 27 through Saturday, August 29 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Lucas County Recreation Center, Junior Fair Building, 1406 Key St., Maumee.

Peter Cetera Performance Set At Hollywood Casino
Peter Cetera will perform live at Hollywood Casino Toledo on Friday, August 28 as part of the Hollywood Concert Series.
Reserved seating is available. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Rodeo Drive retail shop at Hollywood Casino Toledo.
For more information, go to

German-American Festival Celebrates 50 Years Of Fun
The 50th German-American Festival, operated by GAF Society and sponsored by the seven German- and Swiss-American societies in Toledo, will be held on Friday through Sunday, August 28-30, at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. in Oregon, Ohio.
The GAF is a celebration of German and Swiss culture, including traditional foods and pastries and more than 50 varieties of German beers. An opening ceremonies parade kicks of the festival each year, and entertainment is provided by nationally known German bands and a range of ethnic contests – including the Hummel Look-Alike Contest, a stone-throwing contest and a pretzel-eating competition. Each year, proceeds from the GAF support high school foreign language education in the Toledo area and college German-language scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
For more information, visit

Lourdes University Plans Lifelong Learning Kickoff
On Friday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m., the Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program will present its fall kickoff in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.
Jeremy Meier, associate professor at Owens Community College and facilitator of its theatre program, will perform a one-man show as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. During his performance, “Commander Perry” will recall the challenges of building a squadron in remote frontier wilderness and the climactic battle that preserved the Old Northwest for the U.S.
Afterwards, the Lourdes University Classical Guitar Ensemble will delight audience members with a variety of pieces. The cost is $10.00 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are requested and can be made via or by calling (419) 824-3707.

Paws For Life Blood Drive Set At Dogwood Veterinary
Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, 115 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee, and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive for humans and their canine counterparts on Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Humans can make an appointment to give blood at and enter sponsor code DOGWOOD or e-mail with an appointment time request between 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Applications for canine donors can be downloaded at Bring application; a minimal amount of the dog’s blood will be drawn for blood typing. Actual canine blood donations will be scheduled on a later date.
Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win an owner-pet mini photo session, compliments of Rikki Renee Photography.
For more information, call (419) 708-5799.

Toledo Zoo Announces Creepy Crawly Bug Fest
Saturday, August 29 is Bug Fest at the Toledo Zoo. This day is totally devoted to all creatures that creep, crawl, flutter and fly. Come to Nature’s Neighborhood from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a day full of bugs, bugs and more bugs. Kids can help build giant bugs, touch live insects, participate in bug races and watch creepy crawlies eat.
For more information, visit www.toledozoo/bugfest.

River Raisin National Park Announces Day Of Events
River Raisin National Battlefield Park will be “Rockin’ the Raisin” on Saturday, August 29 with a daylong schedule of activities and programming beginning at 10:00 a.m., including a concert by the “Horizon” Great Lakes U.S. Navy Band.
Activities and programming will focus on water, environment and the history of naval forces, from American Indian naval operations through present-day U.S. naval operations. Other activities and programming include kayak clinics, a performance by local rock band Jack and the Bear, an Odawa Warrior Survivor Skills program and a presentation of “Native Navy – Going the Distance,” by Eric Hemenway, tribal heritage officer of the Odawa Nation.
Additionally, the Navy League of the United States, Metropolitan Detroit Council, will debut the film USS Detroit, which features the building and christening of the U.S. Navy warship.
For more information, visit

Tilted Kilt Of Toledo Announces Fundraiser
The Tilted Kilt, 2200 Maple St. 315, Maumee, at The Shops at Fallen Timbers, will host “Jena’s Event,” a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. Jena has been a Kilt Girl since June 2014. Diagnosed with Stage 3b Melenoma, she has undergone three surgeries and a year of chemotherapy and is now considered stable. The Tilted Kilt will donate 15 percent of bill for attendees who present a flyer. To print the flyer, visit For more information, call (419) 878-7200 or visit

Farmers’ Market Planned At St. Luke’s Hospital
The ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary is partnering with the Toledo Farmers’ Market to bring fresh, homegrown produce, baked goods, flowers, fruit, handmade crafts and gourmet food items to a Farmers’ Market at the hospital.
The market will be open at St. Luke’s on the first and third Tuesdays in August and September in the parking lot closest to Monclova Road and Driveway No.1.
It will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 1 and 15.
Scheduled food trucks include Big C’s BBQ, Grumpy’s on the Go and Karen Anne’s Kettle Korn. In addition to cash and checks, many vendors at the market can accommodate credit cards, debit cards, EBT and SNAP.

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 or call (734) 856-8963.
On Sunday, September 6, a Labor Day Singles’ Jamboree will be held from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10.00.
On Friday, September 25, a Beginning of Fall Colorful Night will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Spay-ghetti Dinner/Auction Planned In Perrysburg
On Sunday, September 20, Humane Ohio will hold its fourth annual Spay-ghetti Dinner and Auction. The event will take place at The Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Guests will have their choice of one of four of Chef Jeremy’s pasta creations – herb fettuccini alfredo, sun-dried tomato and gorgonzola ravioli florentine, radiatore arrabbiati (with veggies and slightly-spicy tomato sauce) and linguine aglio e olio (with veggies in olive oil sauce) – plus salad, garlic knots and dessert.
The cost is $30.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance online at or by mailing a check to Humane Ohio with your meal choice included. All tickets must be purchased by September 10.
The event will also include a silent auction and a photo booth to remember this fun night.
For more information about the Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and Auction, including a full list of auction items, or to donate an auction item, visit or call (419) 266-5607, ext. 111.

Electronic Recycling Held At The Andersons Stores
The Andersons Inc. will offer several electronics recycling and document destruction events to be held at stores on upcoming Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Upcoming 2015 eCycle Days include:
September 12, Toledo store, 4701 Talmadge Rd.
September 26, Maumee store, 530 Illinois Ave.
Items being accepted are listed below:

  • Computers and computer parts, monitors, servers, terminals, laptops, hard drives, keyboards, computer mice, printers, toner and ink, hubs, routers and networking equipment.
  • Telephone equipment, cables, cell phones and fax machines.
  • VCRs, DVD players, speakers, radios and projectors.
  • Electronic games, cameras and typewriters.
  • Microwaves, cash registers, time clocks and PDAs.

A $5.00 donation is appreciated to help defray expenses.
No TVs, air conditioners or appliances, paint, fluorescent bulbs or alkaline batteries can be accepted.
All of the electronic items collected will be recycled and disposed of in an environ-mentally responsible manner, keeping them out of landfills.

MVHS Announces Annual Lawn Sale
The Maumee Valley Historical Society will host its 45th Annual Lawn Sale on September 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MVHS is going back to the beginnings of the lawn sale when it was truly a community event. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell and buy at one of Northwest Ohio’s longest running events.
Space is limited; vendors should reserve their spot if they are interested in participating. Clean out your closets, basement, and garage and bring all the items you no longer want or need to sell at the lawn sale. For more information and vendor registration, please visit

Notre Dame Family Festival Offers Raffles, Food & Fun
The Sisters of Notre Dame will hold the 25th annual Family Fest on Sunday, September 13 at Notre Dame Academy, located at 3535 Sylvania Ave. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The day will begin with Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Notre Dame Academy Performing Arts Center. The festival will feature Bingo from noon to 3:00 p.m., children’s games, bouncing fun for the kids, entertainment and barbecued chicken and ribs dinners. Dinners are $12.00 and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Carryout will be available.
First prize in the Family Fest raffle is $5,000. Second prize is $2,000, third prize is $1,000 and fourth prize is $500. The raffle drawing will be at 3:00 p.m. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at For more information, call (419) 479-3093 or e-mail

Area Historical Foundation Announces Fall Fundraiser
The Monclova Historical Foundation will host an Oktoberfest event at Caper’s Restaurant and Bar, 2038 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo, on Tuesday, September 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The event will feature craft beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. All proceeds will go toward supporting ongoing improvements for the Monclova Community Center and upcoming community events. You must be 21 or older to attend.
For more information, call (419) 861-1336.

Family Fun Fishing Derby Announced In Waterville
The Rotary Club of Waterville, in cooperation with the city of Waterville, will host a Family Fun and Fishing Derby at Waterworks Park on Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fishing starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. Registration is open to the first 60 registrants ages 6-14.
Registration forms are available at the Waterville Municipal Building. Return completed forms to the city of Waterville by Friday, September 11. Prizes will be awarded for most fish caught and the longest fish caught.

Penta Career Center Celebrates Milestone
Penta Career Center, a career-technical public school located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The community is invited to attend the celebration, which will include an open house and cake reception. Various historical items will be on display during the event including a 1965 Ford F-100 pick-up truck that was restored by Penta students and staff.
During the celebration, Penta’s career-technical labs and classrooms will be open to visitors. Prior to the community celebration, a 50th Anniversary program will take place at 1:00 p.m. inside the Susor auditorium for special guests, Penta staff and students.

Toledo Zoo Honors First Responders & More
Sunday, September 13 the Toledo Zoo will honor two very important groups of people, first responders and grandparents.
All military members, police, firefighters and EMTs receive free admission to the zoo by showing their professional ID or badge.
To show your gratitude for the bravery of first responders, please sign our giant thank you cards in the Main Plaza. These cards will be presented to local safety organizations at 1:30 p.m.
All grandparents also receive free admission when accompanied by at least one adorable grandchild.
In addition to the celebrations, the zoo will also host the “I Do at the Zoo” bridal fair from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Nairobi Pavilion.

Carly’s Party For The Cure Planned At The Pinnacle
The 5th Annual Carly’s Party For The Cure, will be held on Friday, September 18 at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. Music, food, cash bar, auction and raffles will be featured. Special guests include 56Daze, Harvey Steele and Becky Shock. The cost is $35.00 at the door or $30.00 in advance at

Anniversary Event Celebrates 20 years Of 20 Under 40
Celebrating 20 years of recognizing young leaders under 40, the sponsors of the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program will host an anniversary event at The Valentine Theatre on Tuesday, September 29.
Twenty of the 148 candidates from Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan will join the roster of 380 former recipients recognized over the past 19 years. A reception begins at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of The Valentine with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Assisting in the recognition of this year’s candidates will be representatives from each of the past 19 years. For the 20th consecutive year, Chrys Peterson, former WTOL news anchor, will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2015 recognition/awards event at The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo.
The event is open to the public for $35.00 per person in advance and $40.00 at the door. To make reservations, go to Tickets will not be issued. Call (419) 891-6353 or e-mail for more information.
An independent panel of judges selects the 20 candidates for recognition. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on the accomplishments of individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their career and/or as a volunteer in the community. It is intended that the program will further motivate young leaders in our area. Award recipients are not announced in advance of the program.

Wine-Tasting Fundraiser To Be Held At St. Luke’s
The ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary will host a “Three Blind Wines” fundraiser on Friday, October 2 in the ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital auditorium.
Put together a team of one to three people and attend this unique wine tasting. There will be a variety of wines, delicious pairings, lively entertainment and the chance to win an incredible amount of wine.
Proceeds are designated towards the purchase of a tomosynthesis unit, a new screening tool to be used at St. Luke’s Hospital in the fight against breast cancer.
For more information, or to be an event sponsor and/or donate gift cards for raffle baskets, contact Betsy Maps at (419) 893-5919.

Maumee Sunshine Studios Hosts “Pop Up” Art Show
Sunshine Studios has selected 20 local artists to participate in its first “Pop Up” event, to be held through Saturday, October 3.
The Pop Up features work in various mediums, including ceramics, photography and jewelry. Patrons of the Pop Up will be supporting local artists as well as Sunshine Studios.
Sunshine Studios is located in a beautifully renovated, 6,000-square-foot storefront at the corner of Wayne and Conant streets in uptown Maumee. The gallery space is a fully operational worksite for individual artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Dirty Dancing Showtimes Set At Stranahan Theater
The Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, will offer performances of Dirty Dancing on December 1-6. For dates, times and ticket information, visit

2016 Stranahan Schedule Includes Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story, featuring the classics “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day,” will be offered at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo in January 2016. For dates, times and ticket information, visit

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