Updated February 11, 2019
Christ The Word Church Announces Conference
The fifth annual Re:garding Him Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Christ the Word Church. Speakers at the conference are all local women who desire to equip others to honor God with their lives.
This year’s theme is Living in Reality. Women who attend will be challenged to stop escaping their circumstances. They will learn ways to remain grounded in truth by having authentic relationships and focusing on eternity. A wide range of topics will be covered, including living for God on campus, dealing with illness and parenting.
The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cost, including a catered lunch, is $20.00 if registered before Friday, February 15 and $30.00 after that date. Learn more at regardinghim.com.
Toledo Zoo Announces Wine-Tasting Events
The Toledo Zoo will offer wine tasting events throughout the year. Enjoy exhibits and animals while sipping wines from around the globe. Dates in the 2019 Wine-Tasting Series are:
Friday, February 15 – Wine and Dine in the Aquarium for Valentine’s Day.
Friday, March 22 – Aquarium.
Friday, April 26 – Arctic Encounter.
Friday, May 17 – Malawi Event Center.
Friday, June 7 – ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo.
Each event also includes professionally paired hors d’oeuvres and live music. The zoo’s wine-tasting series not only makes for great date nights, but also for unique after-hours office gatherings and guys’ or girls’ nights out.
Reserve a space by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001 or visiting toledozoo.org/wine. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required. Tickets are $45.00 for zoo members and $50.00 for nonmembers. Guests must be 21 or over with valid ID to attend.
Celebrate Happy Hearts With The Toledo Zoo
On Saturday, February 16, bring your sweetheart to Happy Hearts Day (formerly called Vanimal-tine’s Day) at the Toledo Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and help spread the love as many favorite zoo animals receive species-appropriate, Valentine’s Day-themed treats.
This year, with the event’s new name, the day’s activities will focus on promoting heart health among the animals, while providing them with heart-shaped enrichment treats. The goal of the zoo’s enrichment program is to encourage natural behaviors and provide choices to the animals through different types of stimulation.
The zoo is also home to more cold weather-tolerant animals than ever before, including red pandas, snow leopards, polar bears, Bactrian camels, gray wolves, yaks and cinereous vultures. This event is free with zoo admission. For the full schedule of events, please visit toledozoo.org/valentine.
St. Joseph’s Altar Society Plans Traditional Dinner
St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatballs as well as a tossed salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.
The cost is $8.00 for adults and carryout, $4.00 for children ages 4-11 and free for children ages 3 and under.
The dinner will take place in the community center at the corner of Allen and West Broadway streets in Maumee.
Family-Friendly Fundraiser Benefits Children’s Theatre
Children’s Theatre Workshop will offer a family-friendly fundraiser in the Toledo area.
Local bakeries will bring their most delicious and creative cupcakes to Handmade Toledo on Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is in honor of one of CTW’s summer musicals, Seussical, based on the beloved books by Dr. Seuss. Attendees will taste the delectable spread of cupcakes and vote for the best.
Featured bakeries include: Cupcakes by Ashley, Crowned Cakes by Jess, Happy Flour Bakery, Krank Confections, Amy’s Kickin’ Sweets and Kathy’s Confections.
Tickets for the event are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for K-12 students and seniors. Children under 5 are admitted free with a paying adult. Admission includes: sampling the area’s best cupcakes, appetizers, refreshments and face painting. There will be raffles and games with prizes as well.
Visit www.ctwtoledo.org for more information and to buy tickets. The event takes place at Gesu’s Charles E. Sullivan Center, located at 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo.
Festival Of Organs Offered In Ottawa Hills
The Toledo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a festival of organ and vocal works by J. S. Bach on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church at 4718 Brittany Rd., Ottawa Hills.
Seven area organists will perform Bach organ works on St. Michael’s 30 rank tracker pipe organ built by Karl Wilhelm of Quebec. Several area singers will also perform arias from Bach’s Magnificat.
The program is free and open to the public.
Wolcott Lecture Series Slates Weekly Speakers
The 2019 Wolcott Guild lecture series will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Maumee branch at 501 River Rd. Admission is free. For more information, contact Judy Justus at (419) 874-5828.
Topics include: “Little-Known Stories of Early Americans That I Found When Researching for Something Else” by author Frank Kuron on February 21, “The Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794” by historian Joel Berg on February 28, “Gen. William Henry Harrison” by Frank Butwin on March 7, “I Have Some Unusual Stories to Tell You!” by raconteur Jim Bowsher on March 14, “Continuing the Custer Story in the West” by Steve Alexander on March 21 and “Well Hello Dolley! (Madison, That Is)” by Marty Hogle on March 28.
Zuzu African Acrobats Featured At Lourdes
Lourdes University Campus Life presents the Zuzu African Acrobats on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania.
Featured on the TV series America’s Got Talent, their performances are a blend of circus-style acrobatics and popular dance moves. This event is open to the public. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information, contact Ashley Jackson at (419) 517-8413.
Toledo Zoo To Host Climate Change Seminar
Come to the Toledo Zoo to learn what together we can do to limit our carbon footprint and the effects of global warming at the Climate Change Symposium on Thursday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Malawi Event Center.
The symposium will include live presentations by experts from the Toledo Zoo and area universities on the many facets of climate change, including Dr. Ryan Walsh of the Toledo Zoo, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski and Dr. Andy Jorgensen of The University of Toledo and Dr. Shannon Pelini of Bowling Green State University. Additionally, there will be virtual presentations by scientists from Polar Bears International in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska. The program also includes opportunities for the audience to ask questions of the presenters.
The symposium is geared toward middle and high school students and teachers but all are welcome. Attendance and parking are free but preregistration is required. To register, visit toledozoo.org/programs and scroll to the bottom of the page.
For more information, call (419) 385-5721, ext. 2048 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Ape Fun Run Offered For Kids At Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo is hosting the Go Ape Fun Run for kids on Saturday, February 23 in conjunction with the Cabin Fever Weekend activities of Not Monkeyin’ Around Day.
There will be two runs, a half-mile route for pre-K to third grade and a mile route for fourth- through sixth-graders. The half-mile run begins at 9:15 a.m. and costs $3.00 per runner. The mile run begins at 9:30 a.m. and costs $5.00 per runner. Check-in for both runs will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Aquarium. Both routes are outdoors and contained within zoo grounds. A course map is available at toledozoo.org/cabinfever.
Runs will not be timed as this is simply an opportunity to blow off some pent-up winter energy. Teams and individuals welcome. All runners will receive a participation ribbon and hot chocolate and a snack will be provided. After the run, stay and enjoy the zoo and the rest of the day’s activities.
Runners and one parent/guardian will be admitted into the zoo for the child’s price to participate only ($3.00 or $5.00 depending on age group). Cheering sections will receive half-price zoo admission. Visit toledozoo.org/cabinfever to learn more and sign up.
Exchange Club Fundraiser Features Wine Tasting
The Exchange Club of Toledo will host its seventh annual Wine-Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St., Historic Lobby Room, Toledo.
The event includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a great wine selection that benefits Toledo area youth scholarships supported by the Exchange Club of Toledo.
To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
Polish-American Club Announces Cookoff
The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) will host its 2019 Kielbasa Cookoff on Sunday, February 24, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the St. Clement’s Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo.
In addition to kielbasa, there will be plenty of beer, sweet and sour cabbage, coffee cake and other Polish delicacies. Admission is $5.00 per person and $3.00 for PACT members. Money raised by the Kielbasa Cookoff will go to PACT’s capital campaign to help fund the development of a Polish Cultural Center in the Toledo area.
Glass City Record Show Planned In Toledo
The Glass City Record Show will take place on Sunday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo.
Project PJ Donation Drive Runs Through February
The eighth annual Project PJ, an event that collects bedtime items for children in need, will take place through Thursday, February 28.
Items needed include pajamas, pillowcases, pillows, blankets, books, hygiene items, stuffed animals, slippers, etc. You can bring your donation into one of the drop-off locations listed at https://seagatefoodbank.org/project-pj/ or directly into the food bank at 526 High St.
For those who prefer to donate funds, text SEAGATE to 27722 to give $10.00 or donate online at www.seagatefoodbank.org.
To start a Project PJ drive, call (419) 244-6996.
Glass City Beer Festival Funds Worthy Causes
Courageous Community Services and the NWO Hemophilia Foundation present the 13th annual Glass City Beer Festival, featuring over 50 craft breweries showcasing more than 240 beers, on Friday, March 1 at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.
Great beer, live music by 56Daze and an array of food choices will be offered with proceeds benefiting the two nonprofit organizations.
Early entry will be offered at 6:00 p.m. for VIP attendees with special brews, access to brewery representatives and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets are $60.00 in advance. General admission tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.glasscitybeerfest.com.
Acoustics For Autism Planned In Maumee
The 12th Annual Acoustics For Autism on Sunday, March 3 from noon to 2:00 a.m. at The Village Idiot and surrounding areas in Maumee. The seven stages will feature over 60 musicians. Admission is free. For more information and a full lineup of stages and bands, see: www.acousticsforautism.com.
Panther Pride Foundation Celebrates Legacy Of Grad
The Panther Pride Foundation presents “A Class Act” in honor of Charlie Carr, MHS Class of ’72, on Saturday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee.
The event will feature dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and a cash bar. All funds raised support academics, athletics, the arts and other activities that will enhance the student experience.
March Rally For Reagan Slated At The Premier
A Rally for Reagan – Actions Conquer Tragedy event will be held on Monday, March 18 at The Premier, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Doors open with appetizers and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
This event was created as a remembrance of the love, legacy and light of the beautiful spirit that embodied Reagan Tokes.
Reagan’s mother, Lisa McCrary-Tokes, will speak on overcoming tragedy and loss by trying to make a difference in this world and the need for educational self-awareness and self-defense programs to help protect women.
Tonya Rider is a retired police detective who currently serves as a forensic instructor at BGSU and is on the hit show Cold Justice. She will also speak and give her professional advice on how to help protect women.
Tickets are $35.00 general admission or $25.00 for students with ID and can be purchased at bidpal.net/rallypremier.
All ticket proceeds benefit the Reagan Delaney Tokes Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which awards scholarships to students like Reagan, to support them in their dreams of completing their college educations.
Black Swamp Spinners Plan 2019 Market Day
The Black Swamp Spinners Guild’s 34th annual Market Day and Fiber Fair will be held at the Wood County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and feature demonstrations, roving, fleeces, exotic fibers, handcrafted items, homespun yarns, books, dyes, spinning and weaving, as well as equipment and supplies.
Toledo Air Show Returns To Local Skies In July
The Toledo Air Show is returning for another action-packed event on July 13-14.
The show will be hosted at Toledo Express Airport and feature renowned military and civilian aerobatic performances, aircraft on display and more – offering outstanding family-oriented entertainment.
Performers will include nationally renowned acts including Tora Tora Tora, Class of ’45 warbirds, Mig 17, Jackie B, Rob Holland and Shockwave Jet Truck, among many others.
There will be plenty of military jet action, including the region’s own 180th Fighter Wing and other exciting military demo teams to be announced in coming months.
Static displays will include modern military aircraft, classic warbirds and general aviation aircraft for all to enjoy and spectators will also find a kids’ zone, simulators, interactive exhibits, helicopter rides, food, fun and more.
Additional details and ticket information will be released as available between now and the show at www.toledoairshow.com.