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Updated August 3, 2017

Annual Sale Provides Funds For Women’s Scholarships
The annual philanthropic education organization garage sale will be held on Thursday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 548 Greenfield Dr., Maumee. All proceeds will go to scholarships for women.

Glass City Dance Parties Sets Summer Calendar
Glass City Dance Parties will host Friday dance parties this summer from 8:00 p.m. to midnight with a free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid admission.
Upcoming Friday dance themes include a Beat the Heat Summer Shorts dance on August 11, Back to School dance on August 25, Disco dance on September 15, Latin Bliss dance on September 29, Rodeo Cowgirl on October 13 and Halloween dance on October 27.
A special Labor Day Glass City Dance Party will be held on Sunday, September 3 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, featuring freestyle and couples dance contests.
Dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com.

Maumee Summer Fair Celebrates 40th Year
The 40th Maumee Summer Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12. Festival hours are Friday 5:00 to midnight and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to midnight.
The two-day event is filled with a variety of live music, delicious food, kids’ games, special activities and demonstrations as well as art vendors, local organizations and commercial business groups.
The Maumee Summer Fair parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Maumee United Methodist Church Setup begins at 8:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at the church, then continues south on White Street to East William Street to Conant Street, ending at the former Union Elementary School.
For complete information about the Maumee Summer Fair, please visit www.maumeesumerfair.com.

Friendly Center Garage Sale Planned At Maumee UMC
The Friendly Center Giant Garage Sale, involving over 30 churches to benefit the Methodist urban community center, The Friendly Center of Toledo, will be held in August.
Donations of clothing, toys, household items, kitchen items, knickknacks, sporting goods and outdoor items will be accepted on Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maumee United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center, 405 Sackett St., Maumee.
Volunteers are needed to sort, organize and price items from Monday, August 14 through Wednesday, August 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for the sale and cleanup.
The sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 17-18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
To volunteer or for more information, call (419) 885-5598 or (419) 345-6542.

Poetry Speaks Event Set At Main Branch Library
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library welcomes Ohioana Book Award nominee and Toledo native James Siegel with fellow Ohio poets Cathryn Essinger, Jonie McIntire and Myrna Stone for “Poetry Speaks.” This special event will be hosted by Toledo Poet Laureate Jim Ferris. Afterward, the poets will have copies of their work available for purchase and signing.
Poetry Speaks will be held on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library, McMaster Center.
For more information on the event and the poets, visit www.toledolibrary.org.

Tails On Trails Walk/Run To Benefit Humane Ohio
On Saturday, September 9, Humane Ohio will host its first Tails on the Trails Walk and 5K Run. The event will take place at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 9:30 a.m.
This dog-friendly event will include games, a vendor village and entertainment. All funds raised at Tails on the Trails will go toward keeping spay/neuter services affordable in the Northwest Ohio region and helping keep pets in their homes.
Racers will pay a $25.00 registration fee, while walkers can sign up for free and are encouraged to fundraise. Fundraising prizes will be awarded to those who raise funds ranging in amounts of $50.00-$1,000 and over. The fundraising prizes include T-shirts, bumper stickers and fleece jackets. The top fundraiser, raising $1,000 or more, will get six months of pet food for free. All runners will receive a T-shirt and drawstring backpack filled with dog treats and other items.
For more information about the Tails on the Trails Walk and 5K Run, including prize levels, or to sign up, visit https://humaneohio.org/tails-on-the-trails/ or call (419) 266-5607, ext. 111.

Hot Glass-Cool Music Event Slated At Promenade Park
The Arts Commission and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, together with the support of ProMedica and the philanthropic community, invite the public’s participation in a collaborative series of events called Momentum – Hot Glass|Cool Music to take place on September 15, 16 and 17.
Momentum – Hot Glass|Cool Music features a free community concert by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra performing the Music of Prince in the newly renovated Promenade Park. The festival introduces a Juried Fine Art Glass Competition and Exhibition with $10,000 in prizes building on Toledo’s identity as the birthplace of the studio glass movement.
Opening on Saturday, September 16, the two-day Glass, Music and Art Festival in Promenade Park will showcase the newly commissioned works of public art and a variety of interactive public art experiences. Saturday evening will feature Momentum After Dark, in partnership with music venues in the warehouse district.
Additional information is available at www.theartscommission.org/momentum and www.toledosymphony.com.

Exchange Club Chili Event Announced At Fleetwood’s
The Exchange Club will host a chili cook-off in support of Veterans Matter to house homeless veterans on November 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Fleetwood’s, 28 N. St. Clair St., Toledo.
The cost is $10.00 a spoon for all you can eat. A cash bar, music, performances and raffles will be featured.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Louise Kachmarik at (419) 535-3232 or lkachmarik@nationalexchangeclub.org.

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