calendarUpdated September 25, 2015

Penta Career Center Sale Celebrates Fall Harvest
Penta Career Center’s Floral Design and Greenhouse Production program and the Landscape and Turfgrass Management program will sponsor a Fall Harvest Sale on Thursday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The event takes place at the Petal & Plants retail store near the greenhouse on the Penta Career Center campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township.
Pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, fall arrangements, Halloween and fall décor, and gifts will be available to purchase. In addition, trees and shrubs can be purchased. Homemade apple butter will be made on-site and will also be for sale. During the event, Penta’s FFA student organization will have an area for people to interact with small animals from the Small Animal Care program.
For more information about the Fall Harvest Sale at Penta Career Center, call (419) 661-6344.

The Addams Family Musical Performances Announced
3B Productions presents The Addams Family, a New Musical Comedy on Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4 at the Maumee Indoor Theater.
Performances will be offered at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $17.00 for preferred seating (first five rows), $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for students/seniors. For tickets, visit or stop in at the Maumee Indoor Theater.

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 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 toward the purchase of a tomosynthesis unit, a new screening tool to be used at St. Luke’s 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.

Beloved Madama Butterfly Staged By Toledo Opera
On Friday and Sunday, October 2 and 4, Toledo Opera will present performances of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly at the Valentine Theatre. The beloved and powerful opera will feature soprano Yunah Lee in her signature role as Cio-Cio San and be the first conducted by Sara Jobin in her new role as associate conductor of Toledo Opera.
Tickets are available from the Toledo Opera box office by calling (419) 255-7464 or visiting Subscriptions to all three productions of Toledo Opera’s 2015-2016 season are also now available, including Madama Butterfly, the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

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.

34th Apple Butter Stir Fest Set At MacQueen Orchards
The 34th annual Apple Butter Stir Festival and Craft Show at MacQueen Orchards Farm Market in Holland will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fresh, warm apple butter will be available for sampling, and artists and craftsmen will offer their works for sale. Activities for children will include pony, camel, horse and wagon rides, face painting, sand art and more. Vendors will offer festival food.
Apples will be featured throughout the festival and the bakery will feature home-baked pies, specialty breads, donuts, sweet rolls, cookies and traditional apple fritters as well as numerous items at the Market Cafe. Martha’s Gifts and Boutique, the Country Gift Barn and the Year-Round Christmas Shop will be open, as well.
Visitors will have the opportunity to pick their own apples in the orchard for a nominal fee. MacQueen’s will supply the half-bushel bags. There will be a half-bushel minimum to go out in the orchard on a pay-first basis.
Featured entertainers include the Hot Shots and Rogers Dance Center, Chris Brown Band, Rodney Parker with Liberty Beach Band, Sounds of Music DJ and the Badinov Polka Band.
The Great All-American Apple Pie Contest will be held on Saturday at noon. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

Dine To Donate Benefits Waterville Historical Society
Granite City Restaurant, 2300 Village Dr. W., Suite 130 at Fallen Timbers Mall will host a Dine to Donate for benefit of the Waterville Historical Society on Sunday, October 4. Ten percent of the proceeds for the entire day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. will be donated to the society. To go orders will be included. Attendees must present a flyer to the server in order to be included. Download flyers at

Tree & Tombstone Tour Planned At Woodlawn
On Sunday, October 4 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., the Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum at 1502 W. Central Ave., Toledo, will hold its semi-annual Tree and Tombstone Walking Tour.
The theme, “They Built This City,” will explore how industrial pioneers still impact our community, the elaborate monuments they built and the beautiful arboretum that frames every corner of the experience.
Along the tour, guides Fred Folger, and Robert Lamlein will highlight the spectacular autumn colors on display in the certified arboretum, representing more than 100 varieties of stately, nature trees on display.
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum is a National Historic Site. With more than 160 acres of scenic and rolling hills, Woodlawn, a private, nonprofit cemetery, has over 40 acres of burial space available. A public mausoleum, crematory, cremation niches as well as traditional burial plots are open to people of all spiritual beliefs and ethnicities. Public programs, tours and field trips continue the rural cemetery’s original mission to share the natural beauty and architectural significance of Woodlawn. For more information and to register for these free events, call (419) 472-2186, e-mail or visit

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Announces Rummage Sale
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Elizabeth and East Wayne streets, Maumee will host a rummage sale on Tuesday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday will feature bag day and half-price sales.
Vaunted as Maumee’s best and biggest rummage sale for 90 years, the sale features three floors, two garages and two tents full of merchandise. Furniture, clothes, collectibles, toys, linens, electronics and more will be offered. All proceeds are used for area outreach.

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 Friday, October 9, a dance party featuring a twist contest and free dance lesson will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
On Friday, October 30, a Mega Halloween Costume Night will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Autumn Events Announced At Majestic Oak Winery
Majestic Oak Winery, 13544 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids, will host mic and taco night on the third Thursday of each month.
For more information on any of the events, visit or call (419) 875-6474.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Plans Fall Rummage Sale
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Maumee will host its annual fall rummage sale on Friday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The sale will be held in the Community Center. Attendees should use the back service entrance in the alley off Allen Street. On Saturday, clothing will be $3.00 per brown paper grocery bag and other items will be half-price.

Fort Meigs Visitor Center Sets Garrison Ghost Walk
Fort Meigs is accepting reservations for its popular Garrison Ghost Walk, which will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, October 16-17 and 23-24. Attendees will take a “spirited” stroll through the fort with a War of 1812 guide to experience the historic site after dark. The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past by firelight, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is.
Lantern-lit tours start at 7:00 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 9:00 p.m., departing from the visitor center. Guests will hear ghost stories at various stops. Total touring time lasts about 1.5 hours. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (419) 874-4121 or (800) 283-8916 during normal operating hours.
The event is a fundraiser for the Fort Meigs Volunteer Association. Event admission is $10.00 for ages 13 and above and $5.00 for children ages 6-12. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 5.
Fort Meigs is located 1 mile west of downtown Perrysburg at 29100 W. River Rd. For more information, visit or call (800) 283-8916.

Nursing Documentary Film Offered At Maumee Indoor
The Northwest Ohio Nurses Association (NONA) is sponsoring a free screening of The American Nurse: Healing America on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee.
The documentary is a tribute to nurses as it follows five nurses and their patients. It explores the impact of nursing on patients’ lives as well as the impact of patients’ lives on the nurses. The film explores issues such as the aging, poverty, war, prisons, high-risk pregnancy and miscarriage through the work and lives of these nurses and their patients.
Although walk-ins are welcome, space is limited. To reserve a seat, e-mail and include the number of people attending and the screening time of either 4:30 or 8:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Dave Yost at or Rhonda Clayton at

Whitehouse Fallfest Set In Whitehouse Village Park
The Whitehouse Fallfest will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Whitehouse Village Park.
This free family-oriented festival includes activities for all ages. The featured event will be live music by Kentucky Chrome from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Other activities include hayrides in a horse drawn wagon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., chili cook-off at 3:30 p.m., cornhole tournament at 3:30 p.m., bounce house from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., s’mores station and hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill by the Whitehouse Fire Company.
Chili cook-off registration forms and rules are available at online forms. Call (419) 877-5383 for additional information.

Toledo SOUP Kicks Off Art And Artists Event
Join Toledo SOUP on Sunday, October 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Ohio Theatre and events center, 3112 Lagrange St., to eat delicious soups provided by local chefs, hear presentations on projects that benefit the Toledo area, and vote for your favorite proposal.
Due to the growth of the nonprofit and to accommodate as many groups in need as possible, the organization has divided SOUP events into themes. The theme for the October 25 event is “Art and Artists,” inviting all art-oriented businesses, community projects and nonprofits to submit proposals. Future themed events will include Social Welfare and Entrepreneurship.
Toledo SOUP asks for a $5.00 donation at the door ($1.00 for children under 12), which includes a soup dinner and a ticket to vote for your favorite proposal. SOUP will also be selling raffle tickets and baked goods at the event.
Toledo SOUP is a crowd-funding opportunity for community members to contribute or enact small-dollar projects that positively impact the Toledo-area community. For more information, visit

Bonita Bead Boutique Event Showcases Cause Jewelry
Bonita Bead Boutique, 215 Conant St., Maumee, will feature “Project Have Hope,” a jewelry event featuring the work of Ugandan artisans throughout the month of October. Each piece of unique “Hope Jewelry” is designed to create awareness and empower the women and in turn the children of Uganda.
Additionally, during the months o October patrons can create one-of-a-kind breast cancer jewelry at the store, with or without an appointment, without paying a class fee. Beads and material must be purchased separately.
For more information, visit or call (419) 887-4000.

Gluckle Agency Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness
To promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October, the Gluckle Insurance Agency at 302 Conant St., Maumee and 5800 Monroe St., Sylvania will donate $10.00 to support the fight against breast cancer for every quote given during the month of October.
Additionally, both offices will offer free ribbons or bracelets for the public to show support for finding a cure for breast cancer throughout the month. For more information, call (419) 887-1363 or e-mail

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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