calendarUpdated October 6, 2014

Quarter Auction Fundraiser Benefits AWAKE & GRRR
The Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee will host a quarter auction on Thursday, October 9. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the auction running from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The price of admission is $3.00 for one paddle, $5.00 for two paddles or $7.00 for three paddles. The event is for those age 21 and older. Bids range from one to four quarters based on the value of item with a wide variety of vendors providing auction items. For more information, visit Maumee Eagles at

St. Joseph Catholic Church Holds Fall Rummage Sale
|St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Maumee, will hold its annual fall rummage sale on Friday October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the community center. Attendees are asked to use the back service entrance in the alley off Allen Street.
On Saturday only, clothing will be offered for $2.00 per brown paper grocery bag; other items will be half-price.

Cass Road Baptist Church Plans Rummage Sale
Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee will host a rummage sale on Friday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (419) 893-2008.

Toledo Opera’s Tosca Opens 2014-15 Season
The Toledo Opera will open its 2014-2015 with Puccini’s passionate opera Tosca at the Valentine Theatre on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are now available from Toledo Opera’s box office (419) 255-7464 and Toledo Opera’s website, and range in price from $40.00 to $90.00.

McCabe Outdoor Power Sets Charity Octoberfest
McCabe Outdoor Power, 10008 Yawberg Rd., Grand Rapids will host a charity Octoberfest event for the benefit of Adopt America Network and American Cancer Society Relay for Life, on Saturday, October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free pony rides, free pumpkins for the first 50 kids, doughnuts, apples, cider, pizza and door prizes will be offered. Ten percent of all new sales that take place during the month of October will be donated to the two charities. For more information, call (419) 832-4441.

“Born This Way” Ball To Be Held At Owens
Area residents 16 and older are invited to enjoy an evening of dance, music and entertainment as the Owens Community College Gay Straight Alliance hosts a community outreach event, the “Born This Way” Ball.
The event will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Audio Visual Classroom Center, room 121-128.
In addition to entertainment and free HIV testing, several community organizations will be on hand to provide information about community initiatives and local LGBT projects. Food and refreshments will be provided as part of the event.
Tickets are $10.00 for community members and $5.00 for students, faculty, staff and alumni (with a valid student ID). A $2.00 discount will be given with a nonperishable donation to the Owens Harvest Food Pantry. Tickets are only available at the door.
For more information, contact Don Managhan at

Ryan Barone To Speak At Great Lakes Museum
The National Museum of the Great Lakes announces the first its fall lecture series on Saturday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.
The museum will welcome Toledo native, Ryan Barone, author of Steamboating. Visitors to the National Museum of the Great Lakes will have the opportunity to hear Barone spin tales and share photos of his daily like aboard the S.S. Lee A. Tregur-tha and as an officer aboard the Coast Guard cutters, Bramble and Hollyhock. Following Barone’s appearance, he will be on hand to sign copies of his book, which is for sale in the museum’s store.
The series will include additional historians, Christopher Gillcrist (executive di-rector of the Great Lakes Historical Society) – Wednesday, October 22, and Paul LaMarre (executive di-rector of the Port of Mon-roe) – Wednesday, November 12. A spring lecture series is in the works as well.
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo. The lectures is free with paid ad-mission to the museum. For more information, call Anna M. Kolin at (419) 204-8947.

Detroit Handbell Ensemble Performs At Providence
Providence Lutheran Church of Holland will host the Detroit Handbell Ensemble on Sunday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. for a special concert entitled “Artistry in Ringing.” The public is invited.
The ensemble, under the direction of artistic director Dr. Michael Burkhardt, is renowned for both its creative and innovative programming and artistic expression. Performing on five-plus octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Malmark choir chimes, this handbell group is established as an ensemble of musical excellence.
The concert is free, but a freewill donation will be accepted. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Providence Lutheran Church is located at 8131 Airport Hwy., Holland.
For further information, contact Joanna Day at (419) 865-4548.

Life Line Screenings Set At Maumee Senior Center
The Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., Maumee, will host Life Line Screenings on Monday, October 13.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.

Fort Meigs To Host History Lecture
Bill Pickard, assistant curator of archeology for the Ohio History Connection, will present “Making Sense of the First Big Gunfight in Ohio: Archeology at Pickawillany,” on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Meigs visitor center. The presentation is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
The visitor center is located at 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. For more information, call (800) 283-8916 or visit

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 Twist for Cash challenge will take place on Friday, October 17 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A Halloween dance with prizes will be offered on Friday, October 31 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10.00.
A Veterans’ Day celebration will be held on Friday, November 14 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Night In The Museum Set At Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo will offer Night in the Museum on Friday, October 17 for adults 21 and older.
The zoo team has pulled some great relics from the historic Museum of Science that haven’t been seen by the public in decades.
The night also features tours of the zoo’s historic Lodge and Reptile House, which are tributes to the craftsmanship of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) era. Grown-up refreshments will be served, including a fun gourmet twist on selected zoo food favorites, and visitors will meet some fascinating zoo animals up close.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Tickets are $65.00 for zoo members and $75.00 for non-members. For more information, visit

Heritage Church Of God Announces Fall Bazaar
Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Rd., Maumee, will hold a fall bazaar on Sunday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Handcrafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, as will lunch. Door prizes will be drawn every hour.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Holds Fall Rummage Sale
The 5th Annual Toledo Farmers Market Chili Cook-Off competition will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. or until the chili is gone. The contest is a people’s choice, amateur only contest. There is no entry fee. There are two categories: mild and not so mild.
To enter, pick up entry form at the market office or at the customer service center during our normal market hours. Forms can also be downloaded at
Completed forms may be submitted in person, via e-mail at or via US mail at P.O. Box 9294, Toledo, OH 43697.
Entrants should drop off chili in Crock Pot (recommend 6 to 8 quarts minimum) by 8:30 a.m. Trophies and market money will be awarded for first through third place.

History Lecture Series Features Dr. Larry Nelson
The Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., Toledo, will host the remaining two lectures of a three-part series, “Ohio in the War of 1812,” with Dr. Larry Nelson.
The second lecture, “Fort Meigs and the War of 1812,” will be held on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. The final lecture, “New Research at Fort Meigs,” will be held on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. The series is free and open to the public.

Cornhole Tournament Set At Premier Hall
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo presents its inaugural AdHole cornhole tournament on Thursday, October 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. The cost is $50.00 per two-person team. A cash bar and bar food will be offered.
For registration and sponsorship opportunities, e-mail or visit

Young Frankenstein Event Benefits Scrap4Art Toledo
Scrap4Art announces its Young Frankenstein Halloween fundraiser at the Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo to take place on Friday, October 24.
Events start at 6:30 p.m. with the movie shown at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, selfie photo booth and crafts at a pre-party before the Valentine Theatre’s showing of the classic Mel Brooks’ film, Young Frankenstein. Tickets are $10.00 per person. A cash bar will be open with movie snacks available for purchase.
To purchase tickets for this event or to obtain other programming information, call Scrap4Art at (419) 720-2978 or visit

Lebanese Dinner Planned At St. George On Woodley
The 69thg Annual Lebanese Dinner at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral will be held on Sunday, October 26 from noon to 7:00 p.m.
The menu features Lebanese food prepared by The Ladies Benevolent Society of St. George Cathedral including: lubee ah laham (green beans with rice), sfeeha (meat pie), baked kibbee, stuffed grape leaves, Mediterranean salad and baklawa. Lebanese pastries arroon, baklawa and date cookies will also be for sale separately at the bakery counter.
Dinner tickets are $18.00 adults and $10.00 children and may be purchased at the door or by calling (419) 475-7054. Carry out service will be offered.
The church is located at 3754 Woodley Rd., Toledo.

Black Swamp Woodcarvers Exhibit Members’ Work
The Black Swamp Woodcarvers will host an exhibit of members’ work on Sunday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Clement Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo.
The carvers’ experience ranges from beginners to those with many years of experience. Members of the club come from throughout the Toledo area.
The show will display a variety of woodcarving techniques, including scenes carved in relief, wooden boxes and eggs decorated with chip-carved geometric designs, duck decoys, realistic animals, whimsical Santas and wooden figures of all sorts. Some members will offer their works for sale.
Visitors will have the chance to win one of three beautiful and unusual door prizes. There will also be hourly raffles for the chance to win original hand-carved items.
Parking is free, and refreshments will be available.
The Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space at 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo. New members and guests are always welcome, and no prior experience is necessary.

“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

Arthritis Foundation Award Honors Indians Manager
The Arthritis Foundation will honor Terry Francona, manager of the Cleveland Indians, as its 2014 Community Leader of the Year. A dinner event will celebrate Francona’s leadership, which has contributed to the Cleveland Indians’ success in their division. No stranger to joint injury, Francona inspires hope for resuming a full and active life following joint replacement surgery.
All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 12 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland. The award dinner includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, video presentation and award ceremony. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Individual tickets are $275; patron level tickets are $500. To purchase tickets, contact Lynette Trentini, development director, at or (216) 285-2833.

Boys & Girls Club Plans Border Battle Bash
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo annual fundraiser Border Battle Bash will feature former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett and University of Michigan All-American defensive back Marlin Jackson. The event will be held on Friday, November 14 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the SeaGate Centre.
The event is open to ages 21 years old and over. Tickets are $50.00 each, or a table of eight for $500, and includes a tailgate menu-style dinner.
Tickets are available at or by calling (419) 241-4258. Sponsorships at all levels, including exhibit opportunities, are still available.
The Border Battle Bash features live and silent auction items including jewelry, golf packages, gourmet gift and wine baskets and a collection of sports memorabilia.
For more information or to donate to your local club visit

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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