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Updated June 3, 2019

Bark In The Park Planned In June

Registration is open for the Toledo Area Humane Society’s 34th annual Bark in the Park at The Shops at Fallen Timbers on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

This pet-friendly 1-mile walk/5K run is a great way to get family and friends outside for a fun morning. There will be games for kids and pups alike, great food, live entertainment, dog obstacle courses and more. All funds raised at Bark in the Park go directly to caring for the nearly 5,000 displaced, abused and neglected animals that come to the shelter every year.

For more information or to register, visit www.toledohumane.org.

Breath Deep 5K Walk/Run Set In Toledo 

On Sunday, June 9, LUNGevity Foundation, in partnership with Mercy Health, will host the annual Breathe Deep Toledo 5K Walk and Fun Run. The walk will take place at the Mary Jane Gill Shelter and Yager Center at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark. Event-day check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 11:30 a.m. – rain or shine. 

All ages are invited to take part. Registration fees are $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for youths. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children 4 and under. 

The walk will include music, free refreshments, face painting, Tony Geftos as emcee and guest speaker former NFL player Chris Draft. The course is stroller-, wheelchair-, bicycle- and pet-friendly.

For more information on the walk, sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit www.lungevity.org/toledo. 

Woodlawn Walkers Stroll To Ninth Season

The Woodlawn Walkers program began its ninth season on May 1. A 2-mile walk around the interior perimeter of the cemetery is held each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. through October 30.

This popular program will soon reach 5,000 miles logged from 210 participants throughout the past eight years. The intrepid “Woodlawn Walkers” will once again log hundreds of miles on the beautiful grounds, enjoying wildlife, flora and plenty of Toledo history along the way. A “Tree of the Week” is highlighted, engaging walkers with facts and folklore about the arboretums collection they pass by along the way. Over the weeks, they form warm friendships, gain horticultural knowledge, engage in the historical history of Toledo, hatch creative ideas and continue a wonderful tradition at Woodlawn. Drop in for a week or come all five months.  

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum is a National Historic Site with more than 160 acres of scenic and rolling hills. Woodlawn, a private, nonprofit cemetery, has over 40 acres of burial space available, a mausoleum and cremation niches and is open to people of all spiritual beliefs and ethnicities. For more information about Woodlawn, call (419) 472-2186 or visit www.historic-woodlawn.com.

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