calendarUpdated July 10, 2014

St. Luke’s Auxiliary Plans Quarter Mania

ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary will host Quarter Mania at St. Luke’s Hospital’s auditorium on Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Quarter Mania is a cross between an auction and a raffle. The bids range from one quarter to four quarters, depending on the value of the item. Merchandise from home sales/independent consultants and other new items donated by the auxiliary members will be the focus of the bidding.
Bidding paddles will be $3.00 each, two for $5.00 or three for $7.50. Additional paddles will be $2.50 each. Raffle tickets will be $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase. No reservations are needed.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation to purchase hospital equipment, fund expansion projects and support special services that enhance patient care.
For more information, call Betsy Maps at (419) 893-5919.

Lucas County Auditor Visits Springfield Twp.
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez and her staff will be at Springfield Township Hall on Thursday, July 17 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. to provide information about the Springfield Local Schools levy and to update citizens on property tax changes for 2014. Lopez will speak at 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. The township hall is located at 7617 Angola Rd., Holland.

Music At The Market 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: July 17 – Buck 69, July 24 – The New Fashioned, July 31 – The Eight Fifteens, August 7 – Hepcat Revival, August 14 – Kim Buehler and Friends, August 21 – Common Creed, and August 28 – Haywire.

Parker’s Purpose Dinner Features Eddie George
Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall-of-Famer and NFL Rookie of the Year Eddie George will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Parker’s Purpose Dinner Auction on Friday, July 18, at Ole Zims Wagon Shed in Gibsonburg.
To attend the event or donate an auction item, call (419) 680-9568. Additionally, the Bauman’s Auto Group Big Charity Car Raffle offers a $5.00 chance at a brand new car. Proceeds of tickets sold will benefit Parker’s Purpose.

Maumee’s Langley Hall Hosts Larry Fuller Trio
The Larry Fuller Trio will perform in Langley Hall at the Historic Commercial Building, 301 River Rd., Maumee, on Friday, July 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at Degage after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday or by phone at (419) 794-8205, ext 3.

Dragon Boat Festival Set At International Park
Partners in Education will host the 13th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, July 19 at International Park in Toledo from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Over 30 teams are scheduled to participate. Over 800 volunteers are anticipated to serve as paddlers, steersman and drummers for the boats. It is expected that over 5,000 people will be in attendance at the festival and races.
The 40-foot-long, Hong Kong-style dragon boats, complete with head and tail, will race 500 meters up and down the Maumee River.
Each team will participate in three races during the day, with first round times determining the second and championship round placement.
Trophies will be awarded for various categories such as most organized, most team spirit and best race times.

Costumed Interpreters Offer Middle Ages Overview
The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. (SCA) is scheduled to display and discuss the Middle Ages, a time period in European history from the fifth century to the 15th century, on Saturday, July 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave.
Costumed interpreters will display the fighting style and dress of the time and discuss what it would have been like to live during the medieval period.
SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. Founded in 1966, with over 30,000 current members, the organization consists of 19 “known kingdoms” ruled by a king and queen, who “take the throne” after a Crown Tournament. There are also princes and princesses, barons and baronesses and knights and masters-at-arms. SCA members take medieval names and dress, and attend feasts and duels in their local communities or nationwide.
For more information call (419) 259-5370. Registration is not required. For more information on the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., 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 summer Western rodeo-themed dance will take place on Friday, July 25 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
A special poodle dance night will be held on Friday, August 15 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Pizza Palooza Planned At Centennial Terrace
The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District will present Pizza Palooza at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, on Friday, July 25 from 5:00 to 11:30 p.m. and on Saturday, July 26 from 4:00 to 11:30 p.m.
The nine pizza vendors that will be vying for the best pizza restaurant in Northwest Ohio and Sofo’s winner trophies are Amie’s – Mancino’s Pizza, Charlie’s Pizza, J-Cups Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, Jo-Jo’s Pizzeria, Mama Mary’s, Pizza Papalis of Toledo, PizzAroma and Vito’s Pizza.
Palooza enthusiasts will enjoy fabulous musical entertainment from Mt. Fuji and the Eruptions, Distant Cousins and Last Born Sons on Friday; and from Boffo, Barile and May and the Wheeler Brothers on Saturday.
Admission tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Pizza vendors will be selling pizza for $1.50-$2.00 a slice. Advance tickets are available at Metamora State Bank and the Sylvania Area Chamber office.

Music In The Park Features AW Graduate
The Anthony Wayne Alumni Association will sponsor Music in the Park on Sunday, August 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Conrad Park with Maddison Binkley, a local singer/songwriter from Whitehouse.
In addition to writing her own music, she also performs at various venues in the area. Her debut album, Thorns, was released this past March.
Bring a folding chair or blanket, family and friends for an evening of music.

Maumee Community Band Announces Concerts
The Maumee Community Band, conducted by Kevin Heidbreder, announces its free Music by the River concert series on the lawn of the Maumee branch of the Toledo Public Library, 501 River Rd.
Remaining dates include: Tuesday, August 5. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

First Presbyterian Offers Free Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., will host one remaining date of its free, outdoor summer concert series on Wednesday, August 6, featuring the Edge Band and the First Presbyterian Church band.
People attending the concert are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages are allowed. The church will provide light refreshments at no cost.
For more information, contact the church office at (419) 893-0223.

Annual NW Ohio Rib-Off Offered In Maumee
The 31st Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off will take place on August 7, 8, 9 and 10, at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.
Award-winning BBQers from across the nation will be in attendance, along with Toledo’s local favorites, all competing to take home the People’s Choice Award and Best in Northwest Ohio.
Thursday night will showcase American funk band, War; Friday features Detroit native, rock legend Ted Nugent. The entertainment for Saturday evening will be Dennis DeYoung: the Music of Styx.
Tickets for War are $6.00 in advance and $10.00 at the gate. VIP seating tickets for War are $22.50 in advance. Tickets for Ted Nugent are $8.00 in advance and $12.00 at the gate. VIP seating tickets for Nugent are $29.50 in advance. General admission tickets can be purchased in person at any Tireman or The Andersons location, the Stranahan Theater box office in person or via phone at (419) 381-8851, or at The VIP seating tickets are available in person at the Stranahan Theater box office or via phone at (419) 381-8851, or online at Tickets are only available at the fairgrounds gate the day of each of the show.
Hours for the Rib-Off are Thursday, August 7, 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.; Friday, August 8, noon to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 9, noon to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 10, noon to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday admission is free until 3:00 p.m. Sunday admission is free all day, and is sponsored by Cedar Creek Church, which will also provide the music for the day.

Lighthouse Cruises Offered On The Sandpiper Boat
The Sandpiper boat will offer lighthouse cruises on Sundays, August 10 and 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.

Film Viewing Planned Of The Battle Of Fallen Timbers
On Sunday, August 17, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission and the Maumee Indoor Theater will present the documentary, The Battle of Fallen Timbers, produced by the History Channel. The film will be shown at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. director of Fallen Timbers Battlefield excavations, Michael Pratt will speak about the battlefield.
Tickets are free and available at the Maumee Library, Wolcott House Museum, Maumee Chamber of Commerce and Maumee Indoor Theater. For additional information, call Dave Westrick at (419) 340-6039.

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.

4th Annual Carly’s Party Benefits Progeria Research
The 4th 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

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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