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calendarUpdated April 11, 2016

Friends Of The Library Sets Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Library (FOL) will host a spring book sale on Thursday, April 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday is bag sale, $7.00 per bag. Feel free to bring your own bag the size of a large brown paper grocery sack/bag.
The sale will take place in the Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, 1301 Reynolds Rd.
Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library and help support Library programs such as the Children’s Summer Reading Challenge and Authors! Authors!
For more details, call (419) 259-5455.

Maumee Police Division Holds Rummage Sale
The fifth annual rummage sale at the Maumee Police Division will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parking is available in the W. John parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen organization.

Lead2Feed 5K Race Planned At Monclova Primary School
The Lead2Feed 5K, hosted by Anthony Wayne High School FCCLA, will be held on Saturday, April 16 at Monclova Primary School, 8035 Monclova Rd., Monclova, to outrun hunger in the community.
Race-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m., a kids’ 1K will be held at 9:00 a.m. and a 5K race/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate for Food for Thought.
Busy on race day or not a runner? That is OK – there is a “sleep in.” With the “sleep in,” you do not have to attend the race, but can still receive a shirt while supporting the cause. To register or for more information, visit www.davesraces.com.

Modern-Day Moon Landing Posed In Planetarium Show
An exciting, educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen, Back to the Moon for Good will be offered at the Appold Planetarium. The film highlights the history of the moon’s exploration and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
Back to the Moon for Good begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. Audiences will hear from some of the teams who are racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon.
Admission prices for Back to the Moon for Good are $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, April 16, 23 and May 7, 14 and 21.
Reservations are recommended. The Appold Planetarium is located at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. For more information, call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Andersons Store Locations Host Spring eCycle Days
The Andersons stores will offer several electronics recycling and document destruction events on three upcoming Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The list of electronics being accepted for recycling is listed below.
Upcoming 2016 eCycle Days include: April 16 at the Maumee store, 530 Illinois Ave. at Ford Street; April 23 at the Toledo store, 4701 Talmadge Rd. at Monroe; and May 14 at the Sylvania Food Market, 7638 W. Sylvania Ave. at King.
Items being accepted include:

  • 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.

No TVs, CRT monitors, air conditioners or appliances, paint, fluorescent bulbs or alkaline batteries can be accepted. A $5.00 donation is appreciated to help defray expenses.

Blissfield Model RR Club Plans Spring Open House
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield, Mich., will hold an open house on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Its large HO-scale model railroad, which has been under reconstruction since the organization moved to its new facility about two years ago, will be open for the public to enjoy. The club is presently about 80-percent done with construction, but will have six to eight trains operating continuously on the completed railroad during the open house.
Model railroaders, train enthusiasts, rai fans, seniors, kids and community members are invited. Club membership is open and anyone interested in joining, please talk to a member.
Admission is free, but donations to the building fund are appreciated.
The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield. Look for the big steam engine sign on the north side of the highway. For more in-formation, visit www.bmrr.org.

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 www.toledosingles.com or call (734) 856-8963.
On Friday, April 22, a Hawaiian Luau dance will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
On Friday, May 13, a Mother’s Day celebration will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Admission is $8.00.
On Sunday, May 26, a Memorial Day Holiday weekend celebration will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Zion United Methodist Hosts Dr. Richard Mann Program
Dr. Richard H. Mann will speak about “The Origins of Political Correctness” at Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse, on Friday, April 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Featured At Film Festival
The 4th annual Tree City Film Festival will present Oscar-nominated short films on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Sylvania Historical Village Train Barn, 5717 N. Main St., Sylvania.
Tickets are $8.00 and are available online at www.sylvaniaarts.org or call (419) 517-0118. Limited seating is available. Refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Art Studio Paint Night Fun Benefits ACS Relay For Life
On Saturday, April 23, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., The Art Studio will be holding a fun paint night benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
The studio’s “Love Birds” painting is the perfect selection for both singles and couples. Ten dollars from each painter goes to the ACS. Bring your own drink and snacks, call all your friends and help support the cause. Sign up online at www.youcanbeanartist.com.
The Art Studio is located at 415 Conant St. in Maumee.

PACT Kielbasa Cook-Off Planned At St. Clement’s
The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) will host its fifth semi-annual Kielbasa Cook-Off on Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the St. Clement’s Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo.
The event features homemade kielbasa from old family recipes and allows people to sample the special kielbasa recipes and vote for their favorite. Amateur kielbasa makers from all over the area compete for the title of Toledo’s kielbasa “King” or “Queen” and cash awards or trophies.
There will be plenty of beer, sweet and sour cabbage, coffee cake and other Polish delicacies to go along with the kielbasa. Admission is $5.00 per person and $3.00 for PACT members. Money raised by the Kielbasa Cook-Off will go to fund PACT’s capital campaign to help fund the development of a Polish Cultural Center in the Toledo area.

Toledo Zoo Celebrates Earth With Recycling Event
The Toledo Zoo in celebrating Mother Earth and exemplifying our mission of inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world during Party for the Planet supported by MetroPCS, Buckeye CableSystem and Toledo Waterways Initiative on Saturday, April 23.
A drop off for recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items – will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot.
Admission/parking charges do not apply to this special recycling project, which is made possible through partnerships with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Lucas County Solid Waste Management District, Goodwill, Go Green Ohio, TerraCycle and Recycle I.T. USA.
Accepted items include: car tires (up to 10 per group), jeans and other clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, small appliances, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, electronics, computer accessories, DVD and VHS players, secure document destruction and recycling, old Christmas lights, aluminum cans, paper, phone books, newspapers, cardboard, printer cartridges and cell phones.
Televisions and CRT monitors will be collected for $0.42 per pound. Recycle I.T. USA will have a scale on site and will accept cash, check or credit card.
Refrigerators, large appliances, air conditioners, light bulbs and batteries will not be accepted.
For more information and a full list of recyclable items, visit www.toledozoo.org/planet.

Appalachian Trail Hiker-Poet To Deliver S.A.V.E. Lecture
The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents its latest lecture on Tuesday, April 26, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The lecture, titled “A Creative Bent While Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail,” is free and open to the public.
Featured speaker Cheryl McCormick has lived in the outdoors continuously for six months. The dynamic orator will share with the audience the spiritual and natural world on the trail. While on the Appalachian Trail, she used haiku poetry to express much of her experience, trying to pull out her creative side. McCormick owns and operates her own water garden business and is a retired respiratory therapist and former Metroparks of Toledo employee.
For further information on S.A.V.E. or upcoming lectures, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or e-mail rsobczak@lourdes.edu.

Maumee Schools Plan 2016 Arts Festival At PAC
The Maumee City School District will hold its 2016 Arts Festival on Wednesday, April 27 in the Performing Arts Center at Maumee High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is free.
The community is invited to view hundreds of pieces of amazing artwork by Gateway Middle School and Maumee High School students. There will be performances by school music groups, including the high school Select Choir; vocal soloists and duets; string ensembles; middle and high school orchestras and bands.

Lourdes Luminations Raises Scholarship Funds
On Saturday, April 30, the night will be illuminated by the arts as Lourdes University presents Luminations. In its 16th year, the signature event has brought in more than $2.6 million for student scholarships. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live student auction, an expansive silent auction and music by the Maxx Band. In the theatre, attendees will delight in performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony, vocalist and local entertainer Kelly Broadway, and performers from the Croswell Opera House. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson is the emcee for the evening.
Tickets are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets per person. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Kelly Dilworth, special events coordinator, at (419) 824-3751 or kdilworth@lourdes.edu.

Owens CC Concert Band Offers Free Spring Concert
The Owens Community College Concert Band will present a free spring concert on Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater.
The program will feature a variety of music including marches, a trumpet solo, Caribbean music, a tribute to the Olympics and more.
Three numbers that combine the band and choir will conclude the program. A free will offering will be taken for benefit of the endowed scholarship fund for students majoring in art.
Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the program. For more information, call (567) 661-7081.

Waterville Rotary Fundraiser Features Pancake Supper
The Waterville Rotary will hold a pancake supper with entertainment by the Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio on Monday, May 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waterville Primary School.
Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and are available at the door or from any Waterville Rotarian. Proceeds will support community projects and scholarships.

May Fashionation Style Show Benefits St. Luke’s Auxiliary
The St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary will host the 2016 Fashionation Style Show on Tuesday, May 10 at Belmont Country Club.
The event includes dinner, entertainment by the Pete Ford Trio and raffles. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Reservations are required by Monday, May 2.

Ohio Springfest Planned At Stranahan Theater
The Stranahan Theater and Funfest Inc. have partnered to bring the inaugural Ohio Springfest to Toledo May 12-15.
Thursday is Family Day from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m and all rides will be half off.
Friday hours are 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. War Machine-KISS Tribute band will headline on the main stage.
Saturday hours are noon to 11:00 p.m. and will feature national act Sponge on the main stage.
Sunday hours are noon to 10:00 p.m. with a fireworks finale at dusk.
Sponsor, Jim White Honda will also give away a 24-month lease on a brand new Honda. There will be opportunities to fill out an entry form throughout the entire festival.
The Ohio Springfest is to be held in the parking lot and grounds adjacent to the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall.
Featured activities will include: Carnival attractions By Wade Shows Inc., Monster Truck Rides featuring “Shell Camino,” Rise Above BMX Bike Show, Family Fun Zone Petting Zoo, Classic K-9 Dog Show, Arts and Crafts Village, Small Business District, Live Music by War Machine and Sponge, live music by regional and local musicians every day and fireworks display by Melrose Pyrotechnics on Sunday evening at dusk.

Fiber Arts Spinning Class Planned At Fort Meigs
Fiber art instructor Susan Cayton, a longtime Fort Meigs volunteer, will offer instruction on spinning on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break at the Fort Meigs visitor center.
Participants will learn how to prepare fibers, use a wooden drop spindle and try several different makes of spinning wheels. Those with their own spinning wheels in good working order are welcome to bring them to share. Participants will get a hand spindle kit with different fibers and a take-home information packet.
Cost for the workshop is $40.00 per person; a $10.00 discount applies for Ohio History Connections members. Advance registration and payment is required by Friday, May 6.
Space is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (419) 874-4121 or (800) 283-8916 or stop in at the visitor center.

Great Lakes Museum Event Hosts Rear Adm. June Ryan
The National Museum of the Great Lakes announces the Leader of the Lakes program, designed to introduce the public to maritime industry leaders from around the Great Lakes.
The first event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, will feature Rear Adm. June E. Ryan, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard.
Ryan will present to a group of local grade-school students about the important role that education played in her career success. Immediately following, Ryan will be the guest speaker at a ticketed luncheon in her honor at the Toledo Club.
Tickets for the luncheon are available by calling (419) 214-5000. Members of the National Museum of the Great Lakes pay $45.00 per person; nonmembers pay $50.00 per person. Limited sponsor tables are available for $800 each.

Glass City Film Festival Screens At Ohio Theatre
The Glass City Film Festival will take place on Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21 at the Ohio Theatre.
The festival celebrates the art of storytelling, offers an outstanding selection of films, and empowers artists to use technology and creativity to share stories in meaningful and unexpected ways.
Short and feature-length narratives, documentaries, animations and music videos will all be shown.
Filmmakers are encouraged to enter films, attend the screening and enjoy Toledo. For more information, visit www.glasscityfilmfestival.com.

Bittersweet Farms To Host Spring Wine Tasting & Sale
Bittersweet Farms will host a spring wine tasting to celebrate the possibilities of people with autism on Friday, May 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Appetizers and wine will be provided by Dégagé Jazz Café and Veritas Cork and Craft. Local musician Nick Neenan will provide live entertainment throughout the evening.
Bittersweet will showcase the achievements of those it serves. Products from Bittersweet Creative Arts and Bittersweet Gardens, including Bittersweet’s culinary products and Community Supported Agriculture vegetables, will be available for purchase. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased online at www.tinyurl.com/BSFTickets2016.

Hosta & Daylily Society Set 21rst Perennial Plant Sale
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold its 21st annual perennial plant sale on Saturday, May 21 at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot on 26625 N. Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg. The sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until sold out, which usually occurs about noon.
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 our gardens and are offered at very reasonable prices.
Proceeds from the sale allows the society to continue its sponsorship of national hosta and daylily 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 sixteen area libraries.
Members will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call Charlene at (419) 874-8964.

Med. Mutual Dart Frog Dash Takes Place At Toledo Zoo
The Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash will take place at the Toledo Zoo on Saturday, May 21. The 5K race/walk, open to all ages, begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 1K Kids’ Fun Run, open to children ages 0-12, at 9:45 a.m. Both race routes begin and end on the historic side of the zoo.
To register, visit www.toledozoo.org/dartfrog or call (419) 385-5721, ext. 2091 to be sent a form.

Thunderbirds To Fly High In 2016 Toledo Air Show
The 180th Fighter Wing and the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority announce the 2016 Toledo Air Show is scheduled for July 16-17.
The Toledo Air Show will be the first of its kind for the Toledo area in more than 10 years and will feature the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force.
The lineup for the Toledo Air Show will include other military air demonstration teams, civilian air demonstration teams and displays of military aircraft and equipment from across the Department of Defense and the Ohio National Guard.
Planning is currently underway and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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