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Updated January 8, 2018

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 Superheroes Celebrity Dress-Up on January 12 and Valentine’s Day on February 9.
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 January 7, February 4 and March 4. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com.

Bluegrass Festival Set At Holiday Inn
The 29th Annual Bluegrass in Super Class at Holiday Inn French Quarters in Perrysburg, will be on Friday and Saturday, January 12 and 13.
This is one of Ohio’s longest running indoor Bluegrass Festivals. The show starts at 1:00 p.m. daily and runs until 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 per person or $30:00 reserved seating, children ages 12 and under are free.
Featured performers on Friday include: Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Jesse Alexander Band, Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass, Harbourtown and Randal Hibbits.
Saturdays featured performers include: Rhonda Vincent & the Rage The Queen of Bluegrass, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, Caney Creek, Ottawa County and Remington Ryde.
In addition to concerts; workshops, artist merchandise, autographs, restaurant, two indoor swimming pools, game room, miniature golf, pool tables and more are available.

Columbus Group Performs At The Village Idiot
Ohio rock and roll group Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons will perform on Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m. at The Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee. The 21 and older show has a $7.00 cover charge.

River View Yacht Club Offers 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.

Recreational Vehicle Show To Be Held In Cleveland
The Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association (GLRVA), which is a trade organization in Northeast Ohio, announces the 42nd annual Ohio RV Supershow, the largest indoor recreational vehicle show in the country.
This year’s show takes place through Sunday, January 14 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The show boasts more than 600 of the newest RVs all under one roof, including tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels and motor homes, and will span the entire show floor of the I-X Center, covering nearly 800,000 square feet.
Tickets are available at the I-X Center box office: $13.00 for adults; children 12 and under enter free. Two-day passes are $20.00. Coats for Kids will be on-site Wednesday through Friday. Anyone donating a coat those days will receive $2.00 off admission at the I-X Center box office. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ohiorvshow.com.

Volunteers To Participate In Day Of Service
Community members are invited to join Owens students, staff and faculty on Monday, January 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers will provide cleaning services either at Cherry Street Mission or Bethany House.
Through Wednesday, January 31, there will be labeled donation boxes throughout Owens Toledo-area Campus for the collection of cleaning supplies, which will be divided between the two shelters.
The annual event honors Dr. King’s legacy and is an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of citizenship through service to others.
For more information, contact Christina Perry at (567) 661-2171 or Christina_perry@owens.edu.

Prayer Service Honors Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lourdes University and the Sylvania Franciscan Village will offer a commemoration and prayer service in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, January 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Mother Adelaide Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services, the event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, January 15 at 8:30 a.m., individuals are also invited to attend a Mass – Prayers for Peace, Justice & Racial Harmony – at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, located on campus grounds.

Economic Outlook Event Offered At Country Club
The Wealth Management Society of Northwest Ohio will sponsor its annual Economic Outlook conference featuring Robert Morgan of ProBank Austin at noon at the Heatherdowns Country Club on Wednesday January 17.
Morgan will present his view of economic conditions in 2018, detailing the reasons real GDP growth, inflation and interest rates have been so modest for the past 10 years and how they may change in 2018. He will also discuss how demographic and cultural changes are contributing to this environment and implications for asset valuations next year.
Cost for guests to attend is $25.00. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon as a guest must register online at http://www.wmsnwo.com/meetings/ by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12. For more information on this luncheon, call Dr. Linda Bowyer at (419) 276-0664.
For more information on the Wealth Management Society of Northwest Ohio, visit www.wmsnwo.com.

Wine Tasting Series Set At 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. The first event of the season is on Friday, January 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium.
Additional dates in the 2018 Wine Tasting Series include:
Saturday, February 10- Wine & Dine in the Malawi Event Center for Valentine’s Day
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.

Blissfield Model Railroad Offers Open Houses
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club, 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich., will begin its winter series of open house events on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The open houses are scheduled for the third weekend of every month January through April. After four years of intense construction the large HO scale model railroad has been completed, although, as on any model railroad, modifi-cations are always underway.
Multiple trains will be operating continuously on the railroad layout during the open houses, with trains running on three different levels.
Model railroaders, train enthusiasts, railfans, seniors and children of all ages are invited.
Admission is free, but donations to the building fund are appreciated. For more information, visit www.bmrr.org or Facebook@BlissfieldMRC.

Appold Planetarium Show Explores The Winter Sky
This winter, the Appold Planetarium offers individuals the opportunity to discover the simplistic patterns that make the sky a compass, a calendar and a clock. Viewers will be surprised to learn how many ways our daily lives are influenced by the objects in the sky.
“Compass, Calendar, Clock” is offered on Saturdays, January 20 and 27, and February 10 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Appold Planetarium is located inside Mother Adelaide Hall on the Lourdes University campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student IDs. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 audience members and often sell out.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium coordinator, at planetarium@lourdes.edu or call (419) 517-8897.

Ability Center Fundraiser Benefits Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI), a program of The Ability Center, will host Dealin’ for Dogs on Saturday, January 27 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Guests will be entertained by live music from Inside Voices and Tom Lewis and casino-style gambling. All proceeds from the event will benefit ADAI.
This event will serve as a fundraiser to support ADAI’s mission as well as a tool to recruit fosters to help raise and train future assistance dogs.
For more information, visit https://goo.gl/yYubEW. To purchase tickets, visit https://goo.gl/2fjHtL.

Persian Tabby Fanciers Plan January Cat Show
The Midwest Persian Tabby Cat Fanciers Association’s cat show will be held at Line Drive Sportz at the Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, on Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and $4.00 for kids. For more information, visit www.cfa.org.

Have A Heart Restock Collects For Outreach
On Monday, January 29, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) kicks off its 7th annual Have a Heart Restock Drive to supply personal care items to six area outreach pantries: Bethany House, Claver House, Helping Hands of St. Louis, Our Lady of Lourdes Outreach Soup Kitchen, Sylvania Area Family Services and USTogether.
Individuals are encouraged to donate unused personal care items in donation boxes at Lourdes University, Sylvania Schools and local businesses.
The drive runs through Thursday, February 8 with distribution of items occurring on Friday, February 9.
Those wishing to make a monetary donation can also call (419) 824-3533.

Local Writers Invited To Poetry Jam Reading
On Thursday, February 8, Lourdes University Student Activities and Toledo Streets Newspaper present a Poetry Jam at 5:30 p.m. in the Ebeid Student Center (Russell Ebeid Hall) at 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public.
Local writers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in this reading and informal slam competition. Participants will be invited to read for 3-5 minutes on the theme “Our Roots Run Deep,” reflecting on their personal cultural heritage and/or the diversity of American culture as a whole.
Readers may choose to read works written by others, such as a favorite influential author, or share original poetry/spoken word pieces. Only original work will be considered for the slam.
For more information, contact Ashley Jackson, coordinator of student activities and orientation, at ajackson@lourdes.edu or (419) 517-8413.

Sylvania STEM Center Plans Video Game Event
The Sylvania STEM Center will host a classic video game competition to raise money for the organization.
The event will be held at the Nederhouser Community Hall at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave. on Saturday, February 10.
The night will consist of a dinner catered by Cal-vino’s, a cash bar and a retro-video game competition with prizes for the top game player.
Attendees can also bid on silent auction items donated by several area businesses. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.sylvaniastem.org.

Lyfe Jennings To Perform At Stranahan In February
Toledo native and platinum-selling R&B star Lyfe Jennings will perform at the Stranahan Theater on Friday, February 16. Special guests include Surface, Jon B. and Keke Wyatt.
Tickets can be purchased at the Stranahan box office, 4645 Heatherdowns, Blvd., Toledo. For more information, visit www.stranahantheater.org.

Half Off Coupons Facilitate 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.

Vegan Toledo Presents Event At Area Bookstore
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 ad-vice 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 web site, Vegan-Toledo.com.

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.

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