calendarUpdated August 14, 2014

Music At The Market Series Features Variety Of Artists
The Perrysburg Music at the Market Series runs in conjunction with the Perrysburg Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at 7:00 p.m. Concert-goers can bring blankets and chairs to the lawn of the Commodore Schoolyard on the corner of Louisiana and Indiana Avenue in downtown Perrysburg.
Scheduled performers include: August 21 – Common Creed and August 28 – Haywire.

German-American Festival Set At Oak Shade Grove
The German-American Festival returns to Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, on Friday through Sunday, August 22-24. Ethnic food, contests and a wide variety of activities will be featured. For more information, visit

Northern Lights Masonic Holds Classic Car Show
The Northern Lights Masonic Lodge will host a classic car show on Saturday, August 23.
The car show will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the West Mews off Dudley Street adjacent to the Masonic Lodge. The West Mews parking lot will be closed for normal parking during the show. The car show entry fee is $10.00. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Ryan Grant during the show.
Proceeds from the car show will benefit Adopt America. Other highlights include a cash award to the car club with the most entries, awards and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call Doug at (419) 704-8270.

Red, White And Bark BBQ Planned In Perrysburg
Bark for Life will hold a Red, White and Bark barbecue on Saturday, August 23, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club.
The evening event includes a barbecued chicken and rib buffet, silent auction, lotto tree, dancing and entertainment by the band Pinup Project. The Pinup Project invites guests to step away from the ordinary and onto the dance floor.
Tickets are $45.00 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Welch Publishing, 117 E. Second St., or at South Suburban Animal Hospital in Levis Commons; or call (419) 344-6284 or e-mail

Tom Turner & Slow Burn CD Release Party Planned
A CD release party for Tom Turner and Slow Burn’s self-titled 2014 release will be held at Martini and Nuzzi’s, 6023 Manley Rd., Holland on Sunday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. For preview sound clips or to purchase the CD, visit

Manhattan’s Restaurant Hosts Philippines Benefit
A benefit for the Carpenter Outreach project of rebuilding Tugbong, Philippines, will be held on Sunday, August 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s Restaurant, 1516 Adams St., Toledo. Tickets are $25.00 and include heavy grazing and cultural entertainment. A cash bar will be available.
St. Joseph Parish Maumee has adopted St. John the Baptizer Parish in Tugbong for a three-year period to help rebuild the church. For more information, visit Tickets are available at

Family Community Picnic Planned In Waterville
The Waterville Historical Society will sponsor an old-time family community picnic on Sunday, August 24, from noon to 5:00 p.m., at Conrad Park in Waterville.
Live music and kids’ activities – including giant Jenga, an old-fashioned bolo toss and the YMCA fun bus – will be featured, as will Nature’s Nursery. Officer Joe and K-9 Buster will also make appearances.
The Waterville Historical Society will offer ice cream, and soft drinks will be sold by the Waterville Library. The Cherry Tree Bakery will present personalized Cupcake Decorating 101.
Bring a picnic, camp chairs and games. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to cover costs will be gratefully accepted.

Friends Of Side Cut Sponsor Maumee River Cruise
The Friends of Side Cut Metropark are sponsoring a two-hour Maumee River cruise on The Sandpiper featuring Toledo Blade outdoor editor Matt Markey.
His program will be “Critters That Poke, Pierce and Puncture.” The boat leaves at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 26. The fee is $20.00. Snacks provided; bring your own beverage. Meet at the foot of Jefferson in downtown Toledo. For reservations, call (419) 897-8663.

Eliot Lewis To Perform At The Village Idiot
Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will perform at the Village Idiot in Maumee on Tuesday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 cover charge at the door.
Lewis is currently touring the East Coast and Midwest, promoting his first “live” CD, titled Live And Up Front, recorded entirely in Ohio in 2013. Eliot’s music style can be best described as a mix of pop, soul and progressive blues. He provides audiences with a high-energy show and incorporates all of the instruments he plays into his live performances.

Area Arts Commission Plans Art Prize Bus Trip
The Waterville Area Arts Commission will host an Art Prize Bus Trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday, October 5. The bus leaves Waterville at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 9:00 p.m. Attendees will have from noon to 6:00 p.m. to explore the Art Prize, featuring 1,500 artistic entries.
The cost is $50.00 and is limited to the first 56 paid responses. Reservations are required by Saturday, August 30. For reservation information, contact Tammy Fitch at (419) 309-1005 or e-mail

Glass City Singles’ Dances Slated 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.
A Labor Day Fall Singles Jamboree will take place on Sunday, August 31 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Annual Fishing Derby Fun Announced In Waterville
The Rotary Club of Waterville, in conjunction with the city of Waterville, will hold a family fun and fishing derby event on Saturday, September 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration is open to the first 60 registrants ages 6-14. Registration forms are available at the Waterville Municipal Building, 25 N. Second St., Waterville and should be returned by Friday, September 5.
Pizza and refreshments will be available. Games and activities will be offered by the Anthony Wayne Community YMCA. Prizes will be awarded for most fish caught and longest fish caught.
For more information, call (419) 878-8100.

Cooking Demo/Tasting Set At Bittersweet Farms
Bittersweet Farms, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd., Whitehouse will host a fall wine tasting and CSA cooking demonstration on Wednesday, September 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bittersweet Farms.
Admission is free; however, donations of $10.00 are suggested and encouraged. Four cooking demonstrations using Bittersweet Farms fresh produce will be conducted by Bittersweet Farms’ dietary manager and culinary team.
An informational wine tasting focusing on red wines will also take place for guests. All donations will benefit Bittersweet Farms. RSVP to or (419) 875 6986, ext. 1263 by Friday, September 8.

PACT Kielbasa Cook-Off Seeks Contest Participants
The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) is looking for contestants to participate in its fourth annual Kielbasa Cook-Off. Interested contestants should contact PACT no later than Friday, September 5 by calling board member Betty Osenbaugh at (419) 691-5058 or (419) 508-1273, or e-mailing or
The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the St. Clement’s Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Community members are invited to attend and vote for their favorite kielbasa entries, plus enjoy other Polish fare and entertainment. Admission is $5.00 per person or $3.00 for PACT members. Proceeds will help fund the development of a Polish-American Community Center in the Toledo area.

Lucas County Farm Bureau Schedules Food Dialogue
The Lucas County Farm Bureau announces Farm to Plate: A Food Dialogue, on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Toledo Zoo. The event will feature an agricultural fair highlighting Lucas County, a locally produced dinner and a panel discussion on food sources.

Environmental Lecture Set At Lourdes University
On Tuesday, September 9, the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE) will host “Eating Mercifully” by John Dinon, Ohio director of outreach and engagement for the Humane Society of the United States.
He will speak on farm animal programs in switching from family farms to factory farms and the effects on animal welfare, farmers, rural communities, public health and workers’ rights.
The lecture will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center of Lourdes University. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture and SAVE, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or

East Toledo CC Plans Art & Music Festival
The East Toledo Creative Corridor announces its first East Toledo art and music festival, titled “The Main Event.” The festival will take place on Saturday, September 13, on Main Street from Front Street to Fourth Street from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. The festival will feature two outdoor stages, three indoor music venues, fine art pop-up galleries, food trucks and beer gardens. The event is free to the public.
The music lineup is diverse and includes artists such as Guided by Voices, the Polka Floyd, Chicago Afrobeat Project, the Hard Lessons and nearly 50 more. The fine art pop-up galleries will feature a wide array of local and regional artists in multiple underutilized spaces along Main Street.
Volunteers are still needed. Interested parties should contact
For further information, visit or

Lighthouse Cruises Offered On The Sandpiper Boat
The Sandpiper boat will offer lighthouse cruises on Sunday, September 14 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy a five-hour trip downriver past the new Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge, the busy port and out into Lake Erie to see Toledo’s unique Harbor Lighthouse and the remains of the historic Turtle Island Lighthouse. Bring a picnic if you wish.
The cost is $35.00 for adults and $15.00 for kids under age 12. For reservations, call (419) 537-1212.

Carly’s Party At Pinnacle Benefits Progeria Research
The fourth annual Carly’s Party will be held on Friday, September 26 at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. The event benefits progeria research.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Music, food, cash bar, auction and a raffle will be offered. Special guests include 56Daze, Harvey Steele and Becky Shock. Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

“Go Red For Women” Expo Planned At Parkway Place
The Go Red for Women luncheon and health and wellness expo will be held at noon on November 7 at Parkway Place, 2500 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in health screenings as well as interact with healthcare professionals about such topics as blood pressure, cholesterol, fitness and nutrition and stroke prevention.
Heartwarming and real-life experiences from different women who have been affected by heart disease and how it has changed their lives will be shared.
For more information, contact Kali Wulff at (419) 740-6167 or

Walleye Winter Brewfest Features 250 Beers
The inaugural Toledo Walleye Winter Brewfest will take place on Friday, January 2, at Fifth Third Field during the much-anticipated Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica.
This outdoor celebration of beer and winter gives both beer newbies and longtime enthusiasts the chance to try more than 250 beers from over 50 breweries, while enjoying live music on two stages as well as fun and games all across Fifth Third Field. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Brewfest tickets go on sale on Thursday, June 26, and will be available online for purchase at Advanced tickets are $35.00 and $45.00 the day of the event. Tickets include 15 taste tickets for a 3-ounce beer sample. Additional taste tickets are available.
Special VIP tickets are available for $55.00, which includes 20 taste tickets, grazing stations and exclusive special beer drafts. Doors open to VIP ticket holders at 5:30 p.m.
Toledo Walleye Winterfest is a 10-day community celebration of winter coming to Fifth Third Field December 26 through January 4, including the first two ECHL games ever to be played outdoors.
For more information about Walleye Winter Brewfest, go to

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