Updated May 4, 2015
Group Seeks Participants For Memorial Day Parade
The Maumee Memorial Day Parade committee is looking for individuals or organizations to participate in its annual parade on Monday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at the Maumee United Methodist Church on Sackett Street in Maumee and makes its way to Union Elementary School for closing ceremonies. Those interested in participating should contact Ken Buckland at (419) 356-9210 or Joyce Schmeltz at (419) 891-0449.
Mother’s Day Plant Sale Planned At St. Luke’s
The ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale will be held on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auditorium B.
Hanging baskets, patio pots, mixed herb pots, mixed containers and living wreaths featuring a variety of flowers and price ranges will be available for purchase.
Cash, checks, credit cards and payroll deductions will be accepted as payment. All are welcomed.
Annual Plant/Bake Sale Set At Maumee Senior Center
The Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., Maumee, will host its annual plant and bake sale on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
A wide variety of potted plants and perennials will be available for purchase, as will homemade baked goods. Senior volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and assist in loading purchases.
All profits benefit the services and programs at the Maumee Senior Center.
If you have plants and/or baked goods you would like to donate to be sold, bring the items to the center. If you are unable to drop off items, call (419) 893-1994 to make arrangements for volunteers to pick them up at your location. All donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information on this event or other programs and events at the Maumee Senior Center, stop by or call (419) 893-1994.
Rock For Autism Concert Rocks Martini & Nuzzi’s
The fifth annual Rock for Autism will be held at Martini & Nuzzi’s new downtown location, 329 N. Huron St., Toledo, on Saturday, May 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The band lineup includes: Nick Neenan; The Fling, featuring lead singer Claire Cooper; Match City! with Calen Savidge, Matt Beier and Joe Woods; and Last Born Sons.
Tickets are $15.00 and will be sold at the door. Bring extra money for drinks and premium dinner options.
Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Linell at (419) 578-2766, email@example.com or visit www.rockforautismtoledo.org for more information.
“K-9 May 9” Dog Day Set At Toledo Museum Of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art will host a day for the dogs, “K-9 May 9,” a museum event geared toward pets and their owners.
From 10:00 a.m. to :00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, the Welles Sculpture Garden will be the setting for a number of Fido-friendly activities, from wiener dog races to a high-frequency music concert.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs along for the fun. Others visiting the museum that day will have the opportunity to meet adoptable dogs from area rescues.
The festivities are being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Best in Show: Animal Illustrations From the Mazza Collection, which is on view in Gallery 18 through July 5. Admission is free to K-9 May 9 and the exhibition.
During K-9 May 9, visitors can watch dachshunds compete for “top dog” honors in races from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participants can also enjoy hands-on or paws-on activities hosted by the museum’s family center, where pet parents can make a mold of their pets’ paws and children can create portraits of their favorite animals.
A storyteller will read children’s books featured in the Best in Show exhibition, and docents will provide guided tours of the Welles Sculpture Garden.
Pet owners are asked to clean up after their dogs. Bag dispensers will be handed out to the first 500 visitors and trash bins are located throughout the grounds. There will also be water bowls placed along pathways so visiting pets can stay hydrated. All dogs must be on a non-retractable leash that is 6 feet or shorter.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors and only assistance dogs will be allowed inside museum buildings. Cancellation notices will be published on the museum’s website and social media channels.
Toledo Zoo Offers Free Admission For Moms
Let mom make a splash at the Toledo Zoo and aquarium this Mother’s Day. And moms, the best part is, no clean up required. All moms receive free zoo admission when accompanied by one or more children only on Sunday, May 10.
In addition to mom’s free admission, the family will enjoy a whole zoo’s worth of fun, including the brand new aquarium complete with touch tanks and other kid-friendly activities in Nature’s Neighborhood.
For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-4040.
Churchill’s And First Solar Host Food Drive For Needy
Walt Churchill’s Markets and First Solar Inc. are joining forces for a second year in a row to conduct a food drive for the Seagate Food Bank of NW Ohio on Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 22 at store locations and First Solar’s Perrysburg manufacturing facility.
Donations of items most needed by the food bank – including breakfast food, pet items, bagged and boxed food, items for babies and children, toiletries and expendables, and canned food – will be accepted at the Maumee and Perrysburg Walt Churchill’s Markets. Visitors will also be able to purchase and donate prepacked bags at the stores.
First Solar associates have also set a target of collecting 25,000 nonperishable items at the Perrysburg campus, and will be conducting a special campaign to amass donations exceeding last year’s contribution.
All donations will be provided to the Seagate Food Bank for free distribution to needy residents through food shelves and charitable service organizations.
“Fashionation” Style Show Set At Premier Complex
The St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Fashionation Style Show Soiree will be held on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Premier Banquet Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner is at 6:00 p.m. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, raffles and vendors. Style show fashions will be provided by Ragazza, CJ Banks, and Christopher & Banks. Tickets are $45.00. Proceeds benefit the Halo Sleep Sack project for babies born in the ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Family Birthing Center.
Contact the ProMedica St. Luke’s Auxiliary at (419) 893-5919 for reservation information.
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 www.toledosingles.com or call (734) 856-8963.
On Friday, May 15 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, a Mother’s Day Special dance event will be held. The cost is $8.00.
On Sunday, May 24 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, a Memorial Day Single Jamboree will be held. The cost is $10.00.
On Friday, June 12 a ladies in red night celebration will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
Hosta And Daylily Society Holds Annual Plant Sale
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold its 20th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m., at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot on 26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. Sale will be held rain or shine.
Get there early for the best selection of hostas, daylilies, ferns, wildflowers, companion perennial plants and more. All plants are from member gardens and are offered at very reasonable prices.
Proceeds from the sale allow the society to continue its sponsorship of national display gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, the gardens at the senior citizens’ center and the VFW hall in Perrysburg, and to provide gardening books to 16 area libraries. Members will be on hand to answer any questions.
“Cruisin’ For The Cause” Set In Southern Wood County
The inaugural “Cruisin’ for the Cause” car show will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Bowling Green High School, 530 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. The first 100 people registered will receive a goodie bag and dash plaque. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
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:
May 16, Sylvania Market, 7638 W. Sylvania Ave.
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 environmentally responsible manner, keeping them out of landfills.
Unison Behavioral Health Sets Manor House Event
Unison Behavioral Health Group will offer “Passport to Hope” on Saturday, May 16 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Wildwood Manor House in Toledo. The event is designed to bring attention to the growing number of individuals in the community who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Thanks to the generous support of The Andersons, Brooks Insurance, and Hylant, guests will have the opportunity to tour the world through dance and food. In addition to the international grazing stations and silent auctions planned, professional dance instructors will lead classes throughout the evening.
A limited number of tickets are available for $50.00 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Diane Geisbuhler at (419) 936-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event details can also be found at www.unisonbhg.org. Proceeds will benefit services at Unison Behavioral Health Group.
Birmingham Craft Beer Fest Offered At Hungarian Club
The Glass City mashers and the Hungarian Club of Toledo will offer the Birmingham Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 16 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave., Toledo.
Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and include a pretzel necklace and 10 beer samples. Tickets are available at www.birminghamcraftbeerfest.com.
The Birmingham Craft Beer Fest is part of Toledo Beer Week which runs from May 11-17.
Blissfield Railroad Club Announces Open Houses
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield, Mich., will hold two open house events this spring. The second on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The large HO-scale model railroad, which has been under reconstruction since the club moved to its new facility about a year ago, will be open for the public to enjoy. Construction is currently about half done, but six to eight trains will operate continuously on the completed railroad during open house events.
The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St. For more information, visit www.bmrr.org or call (517) 864-0404.
Senior Movie Day Planned At Maumee Indoor Theater
The Maumee Indoor Theater, Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Homes and Crematory and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center will offer Senior Movie Day at the theater on Tuesday, May 19.
The free event will feature To Kill a Mockingbird. Doors open at noon and the movie begins at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments are provided.
Maumee Community Band At Maumee Indoor Theater
The Maumee Community Band under the direction of Kevin Heidbreder, announces its “Spring Blast of Music,” concert on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. in the Family Life Center at the Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. The concert will consist of show tunes, marches, medleys, patriotic music and movie themes. Admission is free.
Toledo Zoo Wine Tastings Tempt Taste Buds All Year
The Toledo Zoo will offer wine-tasting events throughout 2015. Attendees can enjoy gourmet wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and mingling, all with different themes at exotic zoo venues.
Reserve space by calling the zoo at (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001. Online reservations are also available at www.toledozoo.org/wine, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages.
The Saturday series includes: May 29, Aquarium/Penguin Beach.
You must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required. Tickets start at $40.00 for zoo members and $45.00 for nonmembers.
Toledo Botanical Garden Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Toledo Botanical Garden began as 20 acres of grounds with stables off Elmer Drive, donated by George Crosby in 1964. Through nurturing leadership during the ensuing years, it has grown to over 60 acres, including a downtown campus, and is home to the Robert Anderson Urban Agriculture Center, the hub for the Toledo GROWs program.
On Saturday, May 30, a new event, “The Garden After Dark,” will take place, featuring art, music and performance with a focus on light-related exhibits, unique projections and installations. The event will also feature DJ Rob Sample, performances by Bird’s Eye Circus, food trucks and more to be announced.
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