calendarUpdated April 21, 2017

Fiddler On The Roof Cast Takes Stage In Maumee
The Waterville Playshop presents Fiddler on the Roof on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 27-29 at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theater.
Tickets are $12.00, $15.00 and $17.00 and are available at, from any cast member or at the Maumee Indoor Theater. The show is directed by Michael Barlos.

History Of Toledo Glass Featured At Book Talk
The Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will host an open book presentation on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
With The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Built It, author Barbara L. Floyd explores the story of Toledo glass – past, present and future – and the economic, cultural and social developments behind Toledo’s efforts to reinvent itself amidst the Midwest’s declining manufacturing sector.
Admission is free. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Owens Community College Plans Electronics Recycling
Owens Community College is encouraging area residents to bring used electronic devices and other recyclables to the Toledo-area campus in support of environmental awareness. The recycling drive initiative is part of a collaborative effort with Recycle I.T. USA’s environmental program, where electronic items are either given new life and use through a refurbishment process or recycled with the various components being broken down and disseminated to recycle-specific organizations.
Items being collected include computers/servers, monitors/displays, cell phones, cameras, printers, storage devices, video game consoles and various other electronic equipment.
Items that cannot be accepted: televisions, CRT monitors, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air conditioners, large appliances, light bulbs and household batteries.
The event will be held in the Owens Community College Library parking lot, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, on Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information, contact James Katzner at (567) 429-3029 or

Park Inn & Daughter Project Host Celebrity Wait Night
The Daughter Project will hold its third annual Daughter Project Celebrity Wait Night to raise awareness for human trafficking and to raise funds for The Daughter Project’s home for young survivors of sex trafficking on Saturday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The event will be held at The Park Inn by Radisson in downtown Toledo. Proceeds from the event benefit The Daughter Project directly by allowing the organization to help the youth survivors of human trafficking recover without any cost to their families.
The emcee for the evening will be Heather Pauloff from 13abc.
Tickets are $35.00 per person and include dinner, dessert, silent auction opportunities and awareness presentations.
To purchase a ticket, contact Daniela Foley at or (567) 686-4297.

Lourdes’ Laminations Event Benefits Scholarship Funds
On Saturday, April 29, Lourdes University will host its annual premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.
Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to celebrate private higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is hosted by honorary co-chairs Mike and Jennifer Koralewski and Lourdes University president Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband, Frank Kleshinski.
Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live scholarship auction, an expansive silent auction and music by local band Organized K-OS. In the theater, attendees will delight in performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drum Ensemble. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson is the emcee for the evening.
Tickets are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets. Table and event sponsorships are also available.
For more information or to order tickets, call (419) 824-3751 or e-mail

Community Band Performs At Spring Church Concert
The Maumee Community Band will hold a spring concert on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St. The concert is free.

Owens Community College To Host Ohio Pageants
Ohio International Pageants events will be held on Sunday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
Women and girls from around the state will compete for Jr. Miss, Miss Teen, Miss and Mrs. Ohio International crowns.
Kristi Leigh, local news personality, and Jack Miller, former center for the University of Michigan football team, will emcee the event. Four areas of competition are featured: interview, fitness, fun fashion and evening gown.
The winners of the Teen, Miss and Mrs. state titles will go to Charleston, W.Va., in July to compete for the international crown in their division.
For ticket information, visit

CB Singers Jazz Ensemble Performs At Area Church
First Unitarian Church, 3205 Glendale Ave., will host the CB Singers, a jazz choir of 11 accomplished singers, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
The choir, founded by BGSU professor emeritus of music Chris Buzzelli, will perform jazz arrangements including “Both Sides Now,” “Bridge Over Troubled Wa-ter/Lean on Me” and “It’s De-Lovely.”
Suggested donation for the concert is $8.00.

Public Library Main Branch To Host Indie Film Festival
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will host Film Focus: an Independent Film Festival on Mondays, through May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the McMaster Center, Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
Featured films include Neither Heaven Nor Earth on May 1.
For more information, visit

St. Lucas Lutheran Church Sets Spring Rummage Sale
St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Toledo, will host a spring rummage sale on Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (50 percent off); and Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to noon ($2.00 per bag).
Clothes for men, women, kids, shoes, jeans, jackets, household items and books will be neatly arranged and reasonably priced. For more information, call (419) 243-8189.

Glass City Dance Parties To Host Spring Dances
Glass City Dance Parties will host Friday dance parties from 8:00 p.m. to midnight with a free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. with paid admission.
Upcoming Friday dance themes include Mother’s Day on May 5 and Hawaiian on May 19.
A special Memorial Day dance party will take place on Sunday, May 28 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight with a free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid $12.00 admission.
Dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. For more information, visit

Toledo Zoo Celebrates Cinco De Mayo
Be transported south of the border to celebrate Mexico’s rich heritage with a traditional fiesta on Sunday, May 7 at the Toledo Zoo’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
A traditional Mexican fiesta with live entertainment from El Corazon de Mexico Folklorico Dance Group, music provided by DJ Tony Rios, piñatas, Mexican paper flower crafts and other fun activities will be featured.
The activities will take place on the Main Plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The full schedule of activities can be found at
This family friendly fiesta is free with regular zoo admission.

Motivational Author Event Helps Soroptimist Projects
The Wow Foundation will host “An Evening in Her Shoes,” a motivational experience with Diana Patton, author of Inspiration in My Shoes, on Monday, May 8.
The event will be held at The Premier banquet facility, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Doors open with appetizers and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30.00. A VIP experience is available for $100 and includes VIP reception, preferred seating, a signed copy of Inspiration in My Shoes and one beverage ticket.
RSVP online at
All ticket proceeds will benefit Soroptimist, an organization that works to help and educate victims of human trafficking, battered women and their families and local struggling women to succeed.

Mersey Beatles Tribute Band To Perform At Ohio Theatre
Following the success of a 2016 U.S. debut tour, the Mersey Beatles, an all-Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band, will appear at The Ohio Theatre and Event Center as part of the band’s Get Back Tour. The show will take place on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The show spans the Fab Four’s entire catalogue, and with four costume changes and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and charm, the Mersey Beatles recreate the Beatles’ sound and image with amazing accuracy. This year, the band will be celebrating 50 years of what is arguably the most iconic and influential album of all time – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
To purchase tickets, visit The Ohio Theatre and Event Center is an all-ages venue located at 3114 Lagrange St., Toledo.

Good Grief Northwest Ohio Schedules Spring Reception
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio announces its spring reception on Thursday, May 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Inverness Club.
Special guest is Amanda Sauer – the first female football official to enter the previously all-male world of the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences.
Sauer will share her trailblazing story in football, as well as her family’s personal journey through grief after the shocking 2012 death of her husband Peter. Sauer and her three young children attended a peer support group in their Pennsylvania hometown as they navigated the roughest times after their loss.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $75.00 per person. Call (419) 360-4939 or visit to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit the programming at Good Grief of NW Ohio.

Yale Prof Timothy Snyder Comes To Toledo Library
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library welcome Yale professor Timothy Snyder. His new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century, has received high praise as an essential guide to survival and resistance for our time. Kaptur will introduce Snyder.
The event will be held on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.
Admission is free. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Wine & Dine For WCHS Planned In Perrysburg
The 2017 Wine and Dine reverse raffle for the Wood County Humane Society will be held on Friday, May 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.
Raffle and auction items are form all around the community. Only 200 tickets will be sold with a grand prize of $5,000.
To purchase tickets, visit

Stage At Stranahan Theater Hosts Iconic Band, Chicago
Chicago will perform at the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall on Friday, May 19. For more information, visit

Zoo’s Wine-Tasting Series Announces Sipping Dates
The Toledo Zoo invites visitors to enjoy its dynamic exhibits and animals while sipping wines from around the globe at the zoo’s wine-tasting series.
Ages 21 and up will enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing.
Reserve space by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001. Online reservations are also available at, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required.
Dates in the 2017 Wine-Tasting Series include: Friday, May 19 – The Lodge; Friday, June 23 – Nairobi.

Annual Plant Sale Planned At Churchill’s Perrysburg
The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold its 22nd annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20 in the Walt Churchill’s Market parking lot at 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 society members’ gardens and are offered at very reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale allow the society to continue its sponsorship of national 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 16 area libraries.
Members will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call (419) 874-8964.

Glass City Film Festival Planned At Ohio Theatre
The Glass City Film Festival aims to celebrate the art of storytelling and empowers artists to use technology to share stories in meaningful and unexpected ways.
Its goal is to offer outstanding films created by some of the most talented filmmakers in the region and beyond.
The public is invited to support the arts by enjoying these films Friday through Sunday, May 19-21 at the Ohio Theatre and Event Center, 3114 Lagrange St. Toledo.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Toledo Zoo, Medical Mutual Announce Dart Frog Dash
The Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash at the Toledo Zoo will take place on Saturday, May 20.
The 5K race/walk, open to all ages, begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 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 or call Robin Guidera at (419) 385-5721, ext. 2091 to be sent a form.
Race participants and their cheering sections that are inside the zoo’s main gates be-fore 10:00 a.m. are welcome to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day, free of charge.

Lake Erie British Car Show Planned In Perrusburg
The Lake Erie British Car Club will host its annual car show at Fort Meigs on Sunday, June 4. An armada of 150 or more British cars is expected.
Spectators are invited to attend from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at no charge. Food and memorabilia vendors will be on hand. For more information, visit

NW Ohio Music Festival Headliner Announced
The Average White Band will headline the NW Ohio Music Festival on Saturday, June 24.
Additional outstanding acts to take the stage at International Park in downtown Toledo include rhythm and blues singer/songwriter, Tinsley Ellis; cover band The New Fashioned; and “Bluz Queen” Claudette King, daughter of blues legend B. B. King, will hold a jam session later in the evening.
There will be food trucks, beer and wine and Pepsi products. Tickets are $20.00 per person and are available online at or in person at 24 E. Woodruff Ave., Toledo, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be available for $25.00 at the door.
The event is held in support of the Food Bank’s vision of a world without hunger; all proceeds from the festival go toward fighting hunger in Northwest Ohio.

Free Tuesday Trivia Nights Held At Dégagé Jazz Café
Dégagé Jazz Café offers a trivia night every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is free and has prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. A team can be two to five people.
Dégagé Jazz Café is located at 301 River Rd., Maumee.

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