Updated: December 5, 2017
Pancake Breakfast Set At Maumee Fire Station
The Maumee Association of Professional Firefighters and Paramedics announces the annual breakfast with Santa. A pancake breakfast featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and milk will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 1, 220 Illinois Ave., Maumee.
Photos with Santa and a 50/50 raffle will be offered for donations. The cost is $5.00 per person. Kids age 10 and under dine for $3.00. Proceeds will benefit the IAFF Charitable Foundation.
Make Musical Instruments At Imagination Station
Imagination Station welcomes special guests David Erik Nelson and Tinker Bell to celebrate its season of science learning through hands-on creative exploration. Visitors are invited to create instruments and noisemakers perfect for ringing in the New Year and build a village fit for a fairy or an elf.
David Erik Nelson is the award-winning science-fiction author of Junkyard Jam Band: DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers. His easy-to-make and fun-to-play musical instrument projects have been featured in MAKE, Performer and Guitar World magazines.
Every Saturday in December, Nelson will demonstrate how to make a variety of musical instruments with common household materials. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to discover how horns, drums and other noisemakers work and explore the science of sound.
Instrument tinkering with David Erik Nelson is included in the price of admission and all supplies are provided. No previous carpentry or electronics experience is needed.
And on Saturday, December 16, at noon and 1:00 p.m., Tinker Bell will visit with budding scientists as they use problem solving and creativity to design a new house for Pixie Hollow. Visitors ages 3 and older will enjoy a special time with this sweet and spunky fairy and enjoy a pint-sized snack as they build their creations.
Tinkering with Tinker Bell is $5.00 for Imagination Station members and $7.00 for nonmembers. RSVPs are required as space is limited. Call (419) 244-2674 or visit www.imaginationstationtoledo.org to register or for more information.
Model Railroad Club Plans Open Houses
The Blissfield Model Railroad Club will conclude its fall series of open house events on Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Its large HO-scale model railroad has been under construction for four years and is essentially completed. 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, rail fans, seniors and children of all ages are invited.
Admission is free, but donations to the building fund are always appreciated.
The club is located at 109 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. Parking is available directly in front of the building.
For more information, visit www.bmrr.org.
Lights Before Christmas Tradition Continues
The Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas display features over 1 million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images. Other traditions continuing this year include the Winter Village, complete with an ice slide and Bumper Cars on Ice. New this year, visit with Santa in his re-tooled workshop in the Arctic Encounter and enjoy Dancing Northern Lights and Scenes of Wonder, a new 3-D light installation that uses the Carnivore Café as a canvas to tell a Christmas story like never before.
Lights Before Christmas will be open through Sunday, December 31. The display will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve night, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours of operation for Lights Before Christmas are 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The zoo will close one hour after last admission to allow guests to finish their visits.
Toledo Zoo members receive free and unlimited Monday-Thursday Lights Before Christmas visits plus one free weekend visit. Visitors can save $1.00 per ticket by ordering online at toledozoo.org/lights.