calendarUpdated July 23, 2015

Hollywood Casino Series Features Heart Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart will perform live at Hollywood Casino Toledo on Friday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Hollywood Concert Series.
Tickets can be purchased at or at any Ticketmaster.

Kornfest Announced At Oak Shade Grove
The Teutonia Männerchor and Damenchor, Northwestern Ohio’s German-American ethnic choruses presents Kornfest on Saturday, August 1 at Oak Shade Grove., 3624 Seaman Rd., one half-mile east of Coy Rd. in Oregon.
A barbeque chicken dinner, including all the sweet corn you can eat, will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A full cash bar will be available.
Popular bands that play at the German-American Festival, the Deutschmeister Band and Martin Brothers Plus Band will play for dancing.
Tickets are $12.00 for adults, children 10 and under are free. Carryout is available.

Outlaw Cruisers Car Show Slated At The Andersons
The 16th annual Outlaw Cruisers Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Andersons in Maumee. Driver registration will be before 11:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit Sunshine Communities.
For more information, visit

Farmers’ Market Planned At St. Luke’s Hospital
The ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary is partnering with the Toledo Farmers’ Market to bring fresh, homegrown produce, baked goods, flowers, fruit, handmade crafts and gourmet food items to a Farmers’ Market at the hospital.
The market will be open at St. Luke’s on the first and third Tuesdays in August and September in the parking lot closest to Monclova Road and Driveway No.1.
It will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 4 and 18 and September 1 and 15.
Scheduled food trucks include Big C’s BBQ, Grumpy’s on the Go and Karen Anne’s Kettle Korn. In addition to cash and checks, many vendors at the market can accommodate credit cards, debit cards, EBT and SNAP.

Perrysburg’s “First Friday” Features Recycling Theme
Downtown Perrysburg Inc. will host an earth-friendly First Friday on Friday, August 7. “Come on Down to Recycle Town,” where you will be able to climb aboard a recycling truck, learn how recycled jeans can be turned into insulation and more.
A Recycle Town Carnival, live entertainment and a variety of special activities will be offered. For more information, visit

Rock N Roar Planned At Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo will host the Rock N Roar dance party on Friday, August 7 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
Let loose and get down with 70s funk, 80s hair bands, 90s pop classics and the chart-topping hits of today. East River Drive (disco and old school) and Electrik Circus (80s tribute band to arena rock) along with DJ Jim Lieber from Sounds of Music will keep the party tunes pumping all night long.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 or over and valid ID is required for entrance. Table reservations are also available. For tickets, 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.
On Friday, August 7 a Hawaiian Luau will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.
On Friday, August 21 a Goofy T-shirt dance party will be held from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

Classic Car Show Planned At Maumee Summer Fair
The Maumee Masonic Complex, Royal Arch Masons of Ohio District 8 and the Maumee Uptown Business Association will hold a classic car show at the Maumee Summer Fair on Saturday, August 8 on Conant Street and East Broadway.
Preregistration will take place from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The cost to preregister is $8.00. Registration the day of show is $10.00. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 cars. A cash award to the car club with the most entries will be offered. A 50/50 raffle and music by Anthony Wayne Sound will also be featured. Proceeds will benefit Adopt America.
For more information or to register, visit

Summer Stars Dance Party Set At Centennial Terrace
The Woodward and Whitmer Alumni Association will host its annual summer dance party, “Under the Stars at Centennial Terrace,” 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, on Saturday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. The event is open to the public.
Live music by The Cheeks, full concessions and a cash bar will be offered.
The presale cost is $10.00 at (419) 671-6170 or (419) 297-7167. Admission at the door will be $12.00.

Fine Art Fair, Jazz Festival To Take Place In Monroe
The 12th annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair will be held in downtown Monroe, Mich., on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, furniture makers, watercolorists, silversmiths, jewelry makers, stained glass makers, woodworkers and other artists will gather around Loranger Square on East First and Washington streets.
A children’s corner with art projects and face painting will also be offered. Jazz musicians and street performers will perform throughout the festival.
The 14th annual River Raisin Jazz Festival will also be held both days, two blocks away in St. Mary’s Park on River Raisin.
For more information, visit or

Maumee Community Band Offers Music By The River
The Maumee Community Band will perform a Music by the River concert on the lawn of the Maumee Branch Library on River Road on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Daughter Project Event Takes Place In Sylvania
On Friday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m., a Daughter Project event will begin at the Lathrop House in Harroun Community Park on Main Street in Sylvania.
Participants will trek a “Slave Trail Freedom Walk,” arriving at the Franciscan Center in time for a 7:00 p.m. screening of the human trafficking documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. To date, the documentary has garnered 24 international film festival awards.
A reception follows. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at
If it rains, the walk will be canceled and participants can meet for the documentary at the Franciscan Center at 7:00 p.m. For more information about the event, e-mail

D.L. Hughley & Friends Perform At Area Casino
D.L. Hughley and Friends will perform live at Hollywood Casino Toledo on Friday, August 21 as part of the Hollywood Concert Series.
Hughley will be joined by fellow comedians Ohio native Gary Owen and Kym Whitley, as well as his radio co-host Steve Wilson.
Reserved seating is available. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Rodeo Drive retail shop at Hollywood Casino Toledo.
For more information, go to

Peter Cetera Performs At Hollywood Casino
Peter Cetera will perform live at Hollywood Casino Toledo on Friday, August 28 as part of the Hollywood Concert Series.
Reserved seating is available. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Rodeo Drive retail shop at Hollywood Casino Toledo. For more information, go to

German-American Festival Celebrates 50 Years Of Fun
The 50th German-American Festival, operated by GAF Society and sponsored by the seven German- and Swiss-American societies in Toledo, will be held on Friday through Sunday, August 28-30, at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. in Oregon, Ohio.
The GAF is a celebration of German and Swiss culture, including traditional foods and pastries and more than 50 varieties of German beers. An opening ceremonies parade kicks of the festival each year, and entertainment is provided by nationally known German bands and a range of ethnic contests – including the Hummel Look-Alike Contest, a stone-throwing contest and a pretzel-eating competition. Each year, proceeds from the GAF support high school foreign language education in the Toledo area and college German language scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
For more information, visit

Lourdes University Plans Lifelong Learning Kickoff
On Friday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m., the Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program will present its fall kickoff in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.
Jeremy Meier, associate professor at Owens Community College and facilitator of its theatre program, will perform a one-man show as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. During his performance, “Commander Perry” will recall the challenges of building a squadron in remote frontier wilderness and the climactic battle that preserved the Old Northwest for the U.S.
Afterwards, the Lourdes University Classical Guitar Ensemble will delight audience members with a variety of pieces. The cost is $10.00 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are requested and can be made via or by calling (419) 824-3707.

Paws For Life Blood Drive Set At Dogwood Veterinary
Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, 115 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee, and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive for humans and their canine counterparts on Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Humans can make an appointment to give blood at and enter sponsor code DOGWOOD or e-mail with an appointment time request between 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Applications for canine donors can be downloaded at Bring application; a minimal amount of the dog’s blood will be drawn for blood typing. Actual canine blood donations will be scheduled on a later date.
Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win an owner-pet mini photo session, compliments of Rikki Renee Photography.
For more information, call (419) 708-5799.

Electronic Recycling Held At The Andersons Stores
The Andersons Inc. will offer several electronics recycling and document destruction events to be held at stores on upcoming Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Upcoming 2015 eCycle Days include:
September 12, Toledo store, 4701 Talmadge Rd.
September 26, Maumee store, 530 Illinois Ave.
Items being accepted are listed below:

  • 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.

A $5.00 donation is appreciated to help defray expenses.
No TVs, air conditioners or appliances, paint, fluorescent bulbs or alkaline batteries can be accepted.
All of the electronic items collected will be recycled and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, keeping them out of landfills.

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

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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