calendarUpdated March 2, 2015

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 Hawaiian Luau Fun in the Sun Night will take place on Friday, March 6 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held on Friday, March 20 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A Celebrating the Night of Pink Easter Night will be held on Friday, April 10 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Acoustics For Autism Show Slated For Sunday, March 8
The Village Idiot will host Acoustics for Autism on Sunday, March 8, with entertainment offered from noon to 2:00 a.m. The Buster Brown Stage will run from noon to midnight, silent auction stage from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the Bier Garden Party Stage from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit

Greater Toledo Train Show Planned At Owens CC
The Greater Toledo Train and Toy Show will be held on Sunday, March 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. The show will feature over 250 dealers, free appraisals and repair advice on site, a Lego Big City layout, a vintage erector set display and free rides for little ones age 4 and younger on Thomas the Train in the kiddie area. Adult admission is $6.00 and children age 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission.

Owens Community College Offers Winter Pops Concert
The Owens Community College Band will perform a free Winter Pops Concert on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater on the Owens campus.
The program will feature a variety of popular music, including a montage of Beatles hits, a tribute to George Gershwin, a medley of Henry Mancini’s favorites, “A Cowboy Symphony” and more. The featured soloist will be pianist Dr. Lynda Dunn, performing music from Pride and Prejudice. Refreshments will be served in the theater lobby following the program. For more information, call (567) 661-7081.

Bob Evans Sales Support Ovarian Cancer Group
On Monday, March 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at participating Bob Evans locations – 6435 Centers Dr., Holland; 2849 Navarre Ave., Oregon; and 1220 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo – sales will support the Ovarian Cancer Connection (OCC) with 15 percent of total receipts donated on behalf of those who present an OCC flyer.
Flyers are available at For more information, call (419) 866-6600.

Power Of The Pen Tourney Held At Lourdes University
Lourdes University will host the 2015 Power of the Pen (POP) regional tournament on Wednesday, March 11 in the Franciscan Center at 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
POP is Ohio’s leading interscholastic program in written expression. Sponsored by ProMedica and Lourdes, students from more than 30 middle and junior high schools throughout the region compete to move onto the state finals in May at Wooster College.
The first round begins at 10:05 a.m. with two consecutive rounds following. At 2:30 p.m., individual contestant awards and school team trophies are presented.
For more information on the Power of the Pen program, visit

Lourdes University Plans Hubble Telescope Program
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, the Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents Hubble@25. The show traces the evolution of the telescope that led to the single most productive scientific instrument ever built and other milestone space missions.
In addition to a live presentation featuring newly released NASA images, the fulldome movie Two Small Pieces of Glass will be shown.
The Appold Planetarium is located inside Mother Adelaide Hall at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Hubble@25 family-friendly evening shows are offered on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28 and April 11 and 25.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student ID. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium coordinator, by e-mail or phone at (419) 517-8897.

Maumee Friends Of NRA Plan Annual Fundraiser
The Maumee Valley Friends of NRA will host a fundraiser featuring dinner, raffles, auctions and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, décor and collectibles. Funds raised go to support local youth shooting sports activities such as 4-H, Boy Scouts, Eddie Eagle gun safety program in the schools and other gun/hunting safety and wildlife conservation efforts.
The event will take place on Friday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Tickets are available online at or by contacting Kim Baker at

Spring Craft Show Planned At Stranahan Great Hall
The Spring Festival of Crafts craft show, sponsored by the juried members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild, will be held at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo, on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This year marks the Craftsman’s Guild’s 40th anniversary, and the spring show will be the first craft show of the yearlong celebration.
Some of the handmade items that may be available include spring floral arrangements, brightly painted yard and home decorations, solid wood items, fabric, metalwork, candles, lotions and scents, sweats, country crafts, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, seasonal items and lots more too numerous to mention. Additionally, many members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will fill special orders.
Admission and parking are free. Gift certificate drawings will also be held.
This year, the guild will host a food drive at the show by collecting food items for the Toledo Seagate Food Bank. Any donated food items and household items would be greatly appreciated.

Teddy Bear Care Fair Set At Toledo Zoo
On Saturday, March 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Toledo Zoo celebrates animal care in all its forms at the Teddy Bear Care Fair. Bring a favorite teddy bear or other stuffed buddy to Nature’s Neighborhood, the zoo’s award-winning children’s zoo, for a check-up, or even minor repairs, from one of the zoo’s own teddy bear care specialists.
Teddy bear check-ups are just the start of the day’s fun. Animal demonstrations, keeper talks and more complete the visit.
For those ready to take home a real live pet, the Toledo Area Humane Society, with an adoption station set up for the day in the zoo’s museum of science, will help you find just the right cat or dog. Visit for more information, including a complete schedule of events throughout the day.
The Teddy Bear Care Fair is free with regular zoo admission.

Fashion Show Fundraiser Planned In Perrysburg
The Manor at Perrysburg is hosting a Glitz, Glam & Giving Fashion Show on Thursday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The event will feature Miss America 1988, Kaye Lani Ray Rafko Wilson. Fashions from Ragazza, V Couture and Change of Seasons will be modeled by area business leaders and family members of Alzheimer’s patients.
Tickets are $20.00, which includes tea and hors d’oeuvres. Raffles will also be offered. Call (419) 874-0306 for advance tickets; seating is limited.

Toledo Area Ministries Seek Volunteers For Meal Build
Toledo Area Ministries (TAM) and the Toledo Lucas County Hunger Task Force have pledged to raise $25,000 to package “100,000 Meals for Northwest Ohio” on Saturday, March 21. The daylong packing event will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Con-vent Blvd., in Sylvania.
A total of 75 volunteers are needed for each two-hour shift. The shifts begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last shift ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. After the meals are packaged, they will be distributed by Toledo Seagate Food Bank to member agencies in Northwest Ohio.
The public is encouraged to donate funds online at Please specify “100,000 Meals” when making your donation. Donations are also being accepted through the Lourdes University Office of Mission and Ministry at (419) 824-3861.
Those wishing to volunteer their time can sign up online at

Waterville Chamber Plans Ball, Wine And Art Gala
The Waterville Chamber of Commerce will host its 15th annual Masquerade Ball, Wine and Art Gala on Saturday, March 21 at Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy., Swanton.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Auction begins at 8:00 p.m. with Carson Helminiak, auctioneer. Tickets are $50.00 each. Cocktail attire. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, call (419) 878-5188.

Military History Movie Featured At Fort Meigs
The Old Northwest Military Heritage Association presents a military history movie at Fort Meigs, featuring a classic military movie on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The event is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase starting a half-hour before show time.
Movie will be shown at Fort Meigs in the visitor center, located at 29100 W. River Rd. in Perrysburg. To see upcoming movie title, visit or call (800) 283-8916.

Forrester’s On The River Sets Celebrity Wait Night
A celebrity wait night will be held at Forrester’s on the River on Monday, March 23 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. to benefit The Daughter Project through Youth Leadership Toledo.
The cost is $25.00 per person, which includes salad, dinner and dessert. RSVP to Daniela Foley by Friday, March 13 at (734) 347-0676 or (567) 686-4297. For more information on The Daughter Project, visit

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, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages.
The full Saturday series includes: March 28, Aquarium and 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.

Owens, Toledo United Way Offer Free Tax Preparation
The Owens Office of Service Learning in partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo will be offering free tax preparation for students, staff, faculty and community members at Owens Community College, College Hall, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Interested individuals can contact the United Way by calling 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment through Friday, April 10.
For more information, contact Krista Kiessling at or (567) 661-2275.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase Planned At Maumee Indoor
Toledo’s first Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Showcase, featuring six Northwest Ohio indie songwriters – Kyle White Lay, Chris Shutters, Jeff Stewart, Fish Fisher, Robert Storm and Tom Clawson – will be held at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Saturday, April 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at Ticket proceeds will benefit the Beach House Family Shelter. For more information, contact Tom Clawson at (419) 283-6167 or

Local Close-Up Magicians To Perform In Perrysburg
The Toledo Society of Magicians presents its 14th annual Afternoon of Close-Up Magic on Sunday, April 12. The show will be held at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. along with a cash bar.
This year’s eight featured close-up magicians are Fr. Mark Davis, The Dorian, Jim Dyko, Eli!, Martin Jarret, Andrew Martin, Pattrick Przysiecki and Steve Schneider. Members of the Bird’s Eye View Circus will perform prior to the show at 2:00 p.m.
The magic will be performed just inches away from audience members. To enhance the audience’s experience of this intimate close-up show, all eight magicians will repeat their acts in each of five performing rooms. Seating will be tiered and limited to allow guests to truly enjoy the magic up close.
Tickets are $15.00 and available from the performers. The show has sold out the past 10 years and tickets are not expected to be available at the door. Further information is available at (419) 255-2921 or

Maumee Wines To Host Callie Beebe Fundraiser
Maumee Wines, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, will host a benefit for Gateway Middle School student, Callie Beebe on Saturday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. Callie has been diagnosed with fibromatosis with Gardner’s syndrome.
The event will feature a chicken dinner for $10.00, 50/50 raffles, bake sale, TV raffle and more. Those unable to attend can donate at Fifth Third Bank, 5020 Conant St., Maumee, to the Callie Beebe benefit account. For more information, call Peggy Beebe at (419) 266-1750.

Ritzee Resale Fundraiser Set At Monclova Center
The Monclova Community Center will host its third annual “Ritzee Resale Accessories Fundraiser” on Friday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shoppers will find great bargains on gently used jewelry, purses, shoes, hats, scarves, gloves and more.
The Monclova Community Center is located at 8115 Monclova Rd. An elevator is located at the west entrance to the building. All proceeds from the sale will benefit improvements at the Community Center.
Donations of new or gently used accessories can be dropped off at the center during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (419) 861-1336.

Bead Shop Hop Planned At Northwest Ohio Shops
The Coyote Beads, 178 S. Main St., Bowling Green; Juju Beadz, 829 Tiffin Ave., Findlay; Bonita Beads, 215 Conant St., Maumee; Beads and Books, 4925 Dorr St., Suite A, Toledo and The Bead Attic, 3715 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo announce the “Bead Shop Hop!” happening on Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25 during each stores regular hours, this event will feature prize drawings, sales, special take-away projects and grab bags.
This year the theme is The United Beaded of Northwest Ohio. Each store will feature a different specialty bead connected to a country. Each store will also have a take-away project, available only during the Bead Shop Hop. Each customer will get a passport, to be stamped by each store participating in the Bead Shop Hop. Once the passport is full, the customer will receive a goody bag full of great bead related prizes as well as promotional materials from each store. The participating Bead Shop Hop stores will also collect items for area women’s shelters during the event. A percentage off of purchase will be offered for items donated to help these women in need.

Central Catholic Series Offers Lunch & Learn
Central Catholic, in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, will host a planned giving lunch and learn series.
Upcoming lunch and learn dates include:
Wednesday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Planned Giving With Life Insurance, Central Catholic High School.
The events are open to the public, but are limited to 20 participants. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elaine Jansen at or (419) 469-8708.

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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