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Cooking Demo/Tasting Set At Bittersweet Farms
Bittersweet Farms, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd., Whitehouse will host a fall wine tasting and CSA cooking demonstration on Wednesday, September 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bittersweet Farms.
Admission is free; however, donations of $10.00 are suggested and encouraged. Four cooking demonstrations using Bittersweet Farms fresh produce will be conducted by Bittersweet Farms’ dietary manager and culinary team.
An informational wine tasting focusing on red wines will also take place for guests. All donations will benefit Bittersweet Farms. RSVP to sdane@bittersweetfarms.org or (419) 875 6986, ext. 1263 by Friday, September 8.

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.

Environmental Lecture Set At Lourdes University
On Tuesday, September 9, the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE) will host “Eating Mercifully” by John Dinon, Ohio director of outreach and engagement for the Humane Society of the United States.
He will speak on farm animal programs in switching from family farms to factory farms and the effects on animal welfare, farmers, rural communities, public health and workers’ rights.
The lecture will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center of Lourdes University. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture and SAVE, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or save@lourdes.edu.

Catholic Charities Plans 100th Anniversary Gala
In celebration of the Diocese of Toledo’s Catholic Charities’ 100th anniversary, the agency will host a 100th Anniversary Gala: An Evening with Lou Holtz at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. Coach Holtz’s keynote address will be “Game Plan for Success.”
Tickets include dinner with complimentary wine and a silent auction. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $150 per person and are on sale through Wednesday, September 10. For tickets or more information, visit www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org/gala.

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 www.toledosingles.com or call (734) 856-8963.
A special new members night will be held on Friday, September 12 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8.00.

September Fest Planned At Elizabeth Scott Community
The Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee will celebrate fall with its sixth annual September Fest.
The free, family-friendly, outdoor event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, September 13 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on the Elizabeth Scott Community’s campus, 2720 Albon Rd., Maumee.
The event includes an antique farm tractor display, Jungle Island animal farm, pony rides, train rides, 35-foot-tall zip line, a rock-climbing wall, giant inflatables, arts and crafts, and activities for kids.
Musical entertainment includes headliner Johnny Rodriguez, a popular local musician. Kaiden Chase will provide the warm-up to Rodriguez. Returning again is the Off Broadway Dance Company, a local tap-dancing troupe.
Elizabeth Scott’s September Fest will also feature Las Vegas-style casino games with play money.
Those who attend can also purchase food and refreshments. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call the Elizabeth Scott Community at (419) 865-3002 or visit www.elizabethscott.org.

North Loudonville Hosts Annual Log Cabin Days
The seventh annual Log Cabin Days will be held at 552 Hwy. 95, approximately 5 miles north of Loudonville, Ohio, on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. Log cabin tours, old-fashioned food and family activities will be offered. For further information, call (419) 368-0004.

East Toledo CC Plans Art & Music Festival
The East Toledo Creative Corridor announces its first East Toledo art and music festival, titled “The Main Event.” The festival will take place on Saturday, September 13, on Main Street from Front Street to Fourth Street from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. The festival will feature two outdoor stages, three indoor music venues, fine art pop-up galleries, food trucks and beer gardens. The event is free to the public.
The music lineup is diverse and includes artists such as Guided by Voices, the Polka Floyd, Chicago Afrobeat Project, the Hard Lessons and nearly 50 more. The fine art pop-up galleries will feature a wide array of local and regional artists in multiple underutilized spaces along Main Street.
Volunteers are still needed. Interested parties should contact volunteer@easttoledocc.com.
For further information, visit www.EastToledoCC.com or www.facebook.com/TheMainEventFestival.

Islamic Center Announces International Festival
The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo announces its 14th International Festival on Saturday, September 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 14 from noon to 6:00 p.m.
The festival is comprised of tours of the center, ethnic cuisines, culture exhibits, handicrafts and artifacts from different nationalities. The festival is a family-friendly environment for children and adults to enjoy. Admission is free. Parking is $3.00 per car.
The center is a diverse community of 22 nationalities and the history of the community dates back at least 100 years. The center is the first Islamic Center in Ohio, second in the nation, and one of the largest centers in North America.
For more information, visit www.icgt.org or call (419) 874-3509.

Lighthouse Cruise Offered On The Sandpiper Boat
The Sandpiper boat will offer a lighthouse cruise on Sunday, 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.

Garage/Bake Sale Benefits P.E.O.
A 16 family garage and bake sale will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 548 Greenfield Dr., Maumee. The sale will feature a wide variety of items. All proceeds will go to Philanthropic Educations Organization (P.E.O.) Women’s Scholarships. For more information or to donate to scholarships, visit www.peointernational.org or call (419) 893-3157.

Sylvania Area Chamber Plans “Almost Oktoberfest”
The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and Heidelberg Distributing announce “Almost Oktoberfest,” to be held on Saturday, September 20 at SOMO Place, located in downtown Sylvania, south of Monroe Street and east of the Wingate Hotel, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
This event will feature unique tastings from breweries from all over the country –along with crowd favorite, Coors. Josh Thompson is the headline entertainment, which also includes local and regional bands.
Prepaid tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased at the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce or through PayPal at www.sylvaniachamber.org/AlmostOktoberfest.aspx. Tickets at the door are $15.00. The proceeds from the event are used to promote chamber initiatives, including scholarships, economic development, area beautification, retail assistance and grants to local service organizations.
For more information, call Laura Glover at (419) 882-2135 or e-mail lglover@sylvaniachamber.org.

Penta Cruise In Car Show Date Announced
The Automotive Technology programs at Penta Career Center will host a “Cruise-In” Car Show on Wednesday, September 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the Penta campus located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg.
All types of vehicles and motorcycles are welcome to participate. Vehicle owners are admitted free of charge as long as they bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Perrysburg Township’s annual Operation Breadbasket drive.
Other activities that will take place at the Cruise-In include music and door prizes such as car care kits, gift certificates and products from several Penta Career Center programs. New this year will be automotive activities for kids. Award categories will include people’s choice and superintendent’s choice.
Food will be available for purchase from Deet’s BBQ. Tours of Penta’s automotive technology programs will also be available.
For more information about the Cruise-In event, call (419) 666-1120 ext. 1428.

Carly’s Party At Pinnacle Benefits Progeria Research
The fourth 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 www.teamCarlyQ.com/events.

Maumee Chamber Office Announces Casino Night
The Maumee Chamber of Commerce will hold a Casino Night at Staybridge Suites on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
The event will feature unlimited gaming and light food, a wine and beer cash car, prizes, silent auction and close-up magic with Pattrick the Magician. Tickets are $35.00 per person in advance or $40.00 at the door and may be purchased at the Maumee chamber office or by calling (419) 893-5805. The event is open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Interested parties may e-mail info@maumeechamber.com. Silent auction items are still being accepted, as well. Those interested in donating an item for silent auction should contact Deitra Hickey at (419) 891-2181.

American Sewing Expo Set In Novi, Michigan
The American Sewing Expo returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., on Friday, September 26 and runs through Sunday, September 28.
The 21st annual show features accessories, embellishments, one-of-a-kind fabrics and supplies, fashion sewing, drafting, fitting, home decorating, costuming, fashion accessories, machine embroidery, needle arts, quilting, sergers and wearable art. Attendees will see 17 exhibits, fashion style shows and sewing challenge competitions. Sewing machines, notions, threads, patterns, yarn, technology, kits, gadgets, embroidery designs, tools and other products from 25 states, Australia and Canada will be available for shopping. Techniques and tips will be taught at over 260 seminars, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, including professional and industrial sewing.
Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck roads in Novi, Mich. Expo admission is $14.00, and children 15 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. On-site parking is available for $5.00.
For more information, visit www.AmericanSewingExpo.com, Facebook.com/AmericanSewingExpo or call (248) 889-3111.

Plant Exchange Scheduled At Toledo Main Library
A plant exchange will be held on Saturday, October 4 in the parking garage of the Main Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Plant drop-off runs from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. with plant exchange shopping beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Everyone who comes will receive tickets for free plants; people who donate plants will get extra tickets.
Lucas County master gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and make suggestions about your garden. Staff of the Toledo-Lucas County Library will display gardening books to check out. Several earthy organizations will staff informational booths and educational speakers will talk about an assortment of garden-related topics.
Bring weed-free plants, ground covers, seeds, houseplants, tools, garden art, pots or any other items that may be grown in the yard.

“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 kali.wulff@heart.org.

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 www.toledowalleye.com. 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 www.toledowalleye.com.


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