Updated February 26, 2018
Glass City Beer Festival Benefits Nonprofit Orgs
Camp Courageous/The Arc of NW Ohio and the NWO Hemophilia Foundation present the 12th annual Glass City Beer Festival on Friday, March 2, featuring over 50 craft breweries showcasing more than 230 beers. Great beer, live music by 56DAZE and a variety of food vendors will be featured.
Early entry at 6:00 p.m. will be offered for VIP attendees. Entrance at this time will provide 18 total tastes with the admission price. Special brews will be available only from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and attendees will have access to brewery representatives. A limited number of tickets will be sold. VIP tickets are $50.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door. Complimentary food will be provided by Granite City for VIP participants.
The event will be held at the Lucas County Recreation Center, Hall No. 2. Parking is free.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.glasscitybeerfest.com. Tickets are $30.00 before the event and $35.00 at the door.
Half-Price Zoo Admission Leads To Affordable Fun
The Toledo Zoo is offering a half-off admission coupon through Friday, March 2 that is redeemable on visits within the same time period.
Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. The coupon is not valid with any other offers and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.
Details, including a full listing of all the zoo’s fun and affordable events, are available at www.toledozoo.org.
Saving Snow Documentary Addresses Climate Change
Saving Snow, a 53-minute documentary, will be shown at Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg on Friday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. as part of its simultaneous national release.
Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Elizabeth Dell, Great Lakes regional coordinator with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, about carbon fee and dividend and how citizens can build political will for their congress members to lead on solutions.
Round, Square Dance Event Benefits Alzheimer’s Group
A round and square dance, featuring live dance calling by John Wargowsky and DJ Rick Clark with Touch the Sky DJs, will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse.
The family-friendly event will also offer snacks, an auction, 50/50 raffle and line dancing. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling West Park Place at (419) 531-9211. The cost is $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for ages 8 and younger.
Serve Up An Ace Benefit Held At Twos Athletic
The Zepf Center will host the 11th annual “Serve up an Ace” tennis fundraiser and silent auction event at Twos Athletic Club on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Adult and children’s clinics will be held during the day and the wrap-up festivities will be held after the clinics.
This signature event raises funds to provide critical care and support for families in the community being impacted by addiction. Register for the daytime clinics and purchase tickets for the evening fundraiser ($50.00 each) at www.zepfcenter.org.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at www.zepfcenter.org or call (419) 841-7701.
Area Women Of The World Hold Annual Symposium
In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the sixth annual Women of the World Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Start High School, 2010 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration takes place at 8:30 a.m.
The 2018 theme is “Hear Our Women and Children Say #MeToo.”
The Women of The World Symposium (W.O.W.) is a collaborative effort of multiple women-owned businesses, women-focused organizations and individuals that share a common goal and interest: the wellbeing and empowerment of women and adolescent girls. The symposium is created by women and adolescent girls, for women and adolescent girls.
The cost to register is $15.00, which includes breakfast, lunch and all activities; $5.00 for students. To register, visit www.wowtoledo.org or call (419) 318-9705.
Glass City Dance Parties Plans Seasonal Events
Glass City Dance Parties will host Friday dance parties in the coming months 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 St. Patrick’s Day on March 16, Mystery Theme on April 6 and Spring Fling on April 20.
These dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland.
Sunday night dances will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Days Inn, 1800 Miami St., Toledo on March 4. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com.
Wolcott Museum Guild Hosts History Lecture
The Wolcott House Museum Guild, in conjunction with the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, will present Steve Alexander with “General Custer” on Thursday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maumee Branch Library.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. If the weather is inclement and the Maumee schools are closed, the lecture will be canceled. Contact Judy Justus at (419) 874-6828 with any questions.
ProMedica Fundraiser Features Dr. Murray Howe
On Thursday, March 8, 2018 ProMedica Foundations will host an exclusive author talk and book signing with best-selling author Dr. Murray Howe.
Howe’s book, Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father is a son’s intimate account of the love, lessons and legacy of the man behind the legend of Gordie Howe.
The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Top of NINE at Hensville. Dr. Howe will share moving, insightful and at times, humorous anecdotes of life with “Mr. Hockey” as a dad. Chrys Peterson will conduct an intimate interview and the event will conclude with Dr. Howe personalizing books for each attendee.
Purchase tickets online at giving.promedica.org/howe. Tickets are $65.00 per person and include a personalized book, light hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail.
Event proceeds will benefit the Gordie Howe Fund at ProMedica Neurosciences Institute.
For more information about ProMedica, visit www.promedica.org.
Bestselling Health Author Visits Gathering Volumes
Vegan Toledo will present a book discussion of New York Times bestseller How Not to Die, by Dr. Michael Greger, at Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and will include free food samples as well as drawings for food baskets, T-shirts and books.
The book offers a detailed account of how American lifestyles can cause preventable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It gives practical advice about not only what foods to avoid, but many positive suggestions about delicious foods that are particularly useful in protecting health and promoting longevity.
Vegan Toledo, founded by Rachel and Mike Zickar, is an organization dedicated to healthy lifestyle choices as well as making it easier for travelers and residents to find vegan options in the area via their website, Vegan-Toledo.com.
Annual Orchid Display Planned In Perrysburg
The Greater Toledo Orchid Society will hold its annual orchid display and sale at a new location this year.
The event will be at Walt Churchill’s Market, 26625 N. Dixie Hwy. Perrysburg on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Randy Brecker Joins TJO For Valentine Concert
The Toledo Jazz Orchestra will feature jazz artist Randy Brecker on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Arrangements will feature some of the greatest jazz big band writers, Vince Mendoza, Jim McNeely, Alan Baylock and others. These charts have been written for Brecker to perform at festivals, on recordings and in concert all over the world.
Tickets for this event range from $8.00 for students to $35.00. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Valentine Theatre box office at (419) 242-2787.
Area Alzheimer’s Association Presents Dinner-Fundraiser
The Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio presents its “Bright Lights, Big City Gala” on Saturday, March 10 at Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg.
The night will feature a Big City-themed dinner and entertainment including live music by East River Drive, dancing, live and silent auctions and more.
Support and attendance will help the Alzheimer’s Association provide much-needed programs and services to people in the community affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias as well as support research to find better treatments and a cure.
Reserve tickets at www.act.alz.org/brightlights or call (419) 537-1999.
Solar Superstorms Featured At Appold Planetarium
The Appold Planetarium will host family-friendly Solar Superstorms at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 10, 17, 24 and April 7.
Attendees will explore the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vents the sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes and the largest eruptions in the solar system – coronal mass ejections. Narrated by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Solar Superstorms features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.
Reservations are strongly recommended – to reserve a space, call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owens Activities Center Hosts Train/Toy Show
The Greater Toledo Train and Toy Show will be held at the Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center on Sunday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This first-class show features over 250 dealers bringing toy and model trains of all gauges and manufacturers as well as toys from all eras: plastic, tin, die-cast, pop culture and more.
Free appraisals and repair advice will be offered, as well as original parts for sale. Free rides will be offered for little ones ages 4 and younger on “Thomas” riding trains in the kiddie area.
Many famous layouts and exhibits will be operating all day long.
Adult admission is $6.00. Early birds are admitted at 9:00 a.m. for $10.00 each. All children ages 12 and under are admitted to the show free. The show runs until 3:00 p.m.
Advocates For Lake Erie Present S.A.V.E. Lecture
The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents “The Third Battle for a Clean Lake Erie, With Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie” on Tuesday, March 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. The lecture is free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or email@example.com.
Garden Tour Series Offers Insight To Zoo
The Toledo Zoo’s Garden Tour series brings people and plants together by taking guests through the zoo’s beautiful gardens and grounds to better understand how plants grow, bloom and change throughout the seasons.
Each tour is guided by a zoo horticulture staff member who will discuss different gardening topics, including: growing tips, watering best practices and more.
The first tour in the series is titled “Come Grow with Us – A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory” and will be offered on Tues-days, March 13 and 27.
The series takes place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of March, June, July, August and September. The tours run from 10:30 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the tour encompasses the en-tire zoo. The cost is $10.00 for Toledo Zoo members and $15.00 for non-members, per person/tour. Space is limited and reservations are required. Visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours for more information and to make reservations.
Humane Ohio Announces Annual Dinner/Auction
Humane Ohio will host its sixth Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 25 at The Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a buffet of butternut squash ravioli, grilled vegetable primavera, salad, breadsticks, dessert and cash bar. The cost is $35.00. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.humaneohio.org/spayghetti or by mailing a check to Humane Ohio with the full names of each attendee. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 16.
The event will include a silent auction with items like Disney tickets, cake decorating classes, a Huffy Surfside bicycle, date night baskets, lots of pet baskets and much more. Guests can also enjoy games, a wine pull, and a photo booth.
For more information about the Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and Auction, including a preview of some of the auction items, or to donate an auction item, please visit www.humaneohio.org/spayghetti or call (419) 266-5607, x111.
Bluegrass & Green Acres Supports Conservancy
Black Swamp Conservancy’s 7th annual fundraiser, Bluegrass and Green Acres, has changed locations for its 2018 event. The Malawi Event Center at Toledo Zoo is the setting for the Friday, March 16 celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based bluegrass, dobro and roots music artist the Mark Lavengood Band will entertain for the evening. This multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter has toured the regional, national and international music circuits for more than 10 years. He and his band are known for their energetic performances and technical skills.
Emcee and auctioneer Jerry Anderson from WTOL-TV will return for the 2018 event, heading up live and silent auctions that typically feature first-ever opportunities and other unusual items. The night also includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Proceeds from the evening support Black Swamp Conservancy’s conservation and restoration work to protect Northwest Ohio’s valuable natural resources.
For more information about Bluegrass & Green Acres, visit http://bit.ly/2018BGGA.
Maumee Athletic Boosters Plan Bracket Buster Party
The Maumee Athletic Boosters will host a bracket buster party on Saturday, March 17 from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee.
The event will feature auctions, 50/50, mini horse races, heads or tails, big six wheel, poker, left right center and more.
Tickets are $35.00 and include one free square on the big board as well as select beer, wine, soda and food. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Michelle Fairchild at (419) 461-5598.
Ohio Teacher/Author Appearing At Bookstore
Award-winning Ohio teacher Aimee Ross will be making an appearance at Gathering Volumes Bookstore on Sunday, March 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Ross will be reading from and signing her newly published memoir, Permanent Marker.
For more information about the book, visit https://kicamprojects.com/shop/permanent-marker-memoir/ or aimeerossblog.wordpress.com.
Wine-Tasting Series Dates Announced By Toledo Zoo
“Wine-down” from your day with a wine tasting on the wild side at the Toledo Zoo. Enjoy exhibits and animals while sipping wines from around the globe.
Upcoming dates in the 2018 Wine-Tasting Series include:
Friday, March 23 – Arctic Encounter.
Saturday, April 21 – Aquarium.
Friday, May 18 – Malawi Event Center.
Friday, June 8 – Africa! Overlook.
Each event also includes professionally paired hors d’oeuvres and live music.
Reserve a space by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001, or visit www.toledozoo.org/wine.
Guests must be 21 or over with valid ID to attend.
Market Day & Fiber Fair Planned In Bowling Green
The Black Swamp Spinners Guild will host its 33rd Annual Market Day and Fiber Fair on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Junior Fair Building at Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.
Demonstrations, roving, fleeces, exotic fibers, handcrafted items, homespun yarns, books, dyes, spinning and weaving equipment and supplies will all be featured.
Admission is $1.00. Lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.blackswampspinnersguild.org or www.facebook.com/BlackSwampSpinnersGuild.
River View Yacht Club Sets Sunday Breakfast
River View Yacht Club will hold Sunday breakfast buffet fundraisers through March 25, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the club, located at 5981 Edgewater Dr., Point Place.
The Sunday breakfast buffet features eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, ham, French toast, pancakes, biscuits with homemade gravy, made-to-order omelets and burritos, fruit, toast, juice and coffee. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors and $5.00 for children 12 and under. The Sunday breakfast buffet is open to the public.
For more information, visit www.riverviewyachtclub.com.
K100 & Stranahan Theater Present New Artist Series
K100 and the Stranahan Theater are partnering to present a new artist series.
The debut of the series will take place on Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. with new Sony recording artist Levon headlining the night. An exciting new band emerging from Nashville, the band will perform songs from its self-titled release, Levon, featuring the new hit single, “Ms. Marianne.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.StranahanTheater.org or by calling (419) 381-3881. General admission tickets are $20.00 and VIP tickets are $35.00. The VIP ticket includes the VIP Lounge with its own wait service, Levon’s new CD and a meet and greet with the band.
Northern Light Lodge 40 Plans Pancake Breakfast
The Northern Light Lodge No. 40 20th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 7:00 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $5.00 and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, grits, coffee and juice.
The lodge is located at 119 W. Wayne St., Maumee. For more information, call (419) 329-2353 or visit www.NL40.org.
Legendary Motown Artists Set Show Date In Toledo
The Stranahan Theater, 4945 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, will host The Temptations and The Four Tops in concert on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Stranahan Theater box office, by phone at (419) 381-8851 or online at www.etix.com. Prices range from $32.50 to $62.50.
Luminations! Benefit Planned At Lourdes
On Saturday, April 28, Lourdes University hosts its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.
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 and the Toledo Symphony. 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, contact Abbie Hall at (419) 824-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten Thousand Villages Holds Fair-Trade Sale
Ten Thousand Villages, 1201 S. Defiance St., Archbold, will host its annual Rug Event on May 2-5, 2018.
Attendees can explore the large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan.
Hosting the annual Buyaad Rug event supports its mission: to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair-trading relationships.
For more information, visit http://tenthousandvillages.com/archbold or call (419) 445-1926 ext. 300.
Rodney Carrington Show Slated At Hobart Arena
On Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m., Rodney Carrington will perform at the Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio. Audiences can experience and enjoy Carrington’s multifaceted performance, combining country music and stand-up comedy.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.hobartarena.com or by phone at (937) 339-2911.