Community Calendar

Updated August 27, 2021

Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Planned At Genesis Village

Genesis Village will host its Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series on Thursdays in August at 6:00 p.m.

Featured artists include 2 for the Show on August 26 and a bonus end-of-summer party with John Pickle on Tuesday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Genesis Village is located at 2429 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo. For more information, call (419) 720-1286 or visit www.GenesisVillage.org.

ProMedica Summer Concert Entertainment Announced

The ProMedica Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light at Promenade Park includes weekly concerts through September featuring a variety of musicians, local and national, and musical genres, including alternative, country, pop, rock, R&B, soul, bluegrass and hip hop.

Artists and bands confirmed to perform at Promenade Park as part of the concert series include:

August 26 – Third Eye Blind.

August 27 – Old Crow Medicine Show.

September 3 – Gwen Stefani.

September 4 – Chris Young.

Tickets are on sale at www.promenadeconcerts.com.

Collaborative Exhibit Offers Peek At Great Lakes History

The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) and The Sandpiper passenger tour boat are collaborating to provide more opportunities to explore Great Lakes history both by land and water with a new “Ship & Shore package” and an onboard Port of Toledo: Then & Now exhibit.

On Saturday, August 28 and Saturday, September 11, the museum and passenger boat are teaming up to offer two days featuring an “Ultimate Great Lakes History Day” – a special combination ticket including full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes and a trip along the Maumee River aboard The Sandpiper. In addition, the museum is installing a Port of Toledo online exhibit onboard The Sandpiper,which uses QR codes to help cruisers visually compare and learn the history behind various spots along the river’s banks.

In addition, the NMGL has developed an ongoing way to interact with Great Lakes history along the Maumee River with a soon-to-be installed exhibit map on The Sandpiper. The magnetized map uses QR codes to guide cruise guests through a historical exploration of various Port of Toledo images they may pass while on their tour.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at nmgl.org or by calling (419) 214-5000. For additional information, visit nmgl.org/event/shipshore.

Monarch Mania Event Set At The Butterfly House

Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, in conjunction with Wheeler Farms, will host “Monarch Mania, Spread Your Wings” on Monday, August 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Butterfly House at Wheeler Farms, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse.

Guests will learn all about the intriguing species, the life cycle stages and how to create monarch habitats at home. Guests will get to see dozens of monarchs be re-leased for their first flight as well as enjoy monarch feedings, a hands-on craft and more. Group monarch releases are planned for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are required for all who attend and can be purchased via the Nature’s Nursery website at www.natures-nursery.org/eventsGeneral admission tickets are $6.00. General admission with a take-home monarch habitat that includes a caterpillar or chrysalis are $15.00.

Fulton County Fair Board Announces Entertainment

The 164th Fulton County Fair will be held from Friday, September 3 to Thursday, September 9. Concerts featuring Jake Owens, Grand Funk Railroad and the Little River Band plus the Van-Dells and Nashville Crush will be offered as well as pulls, a demolition derby, drag racing and agricultural displays and exhibits.

Visit www.FultonCountyFair.com for complete information.

Fourth Annual Grito Fest Planned In South Toledo

El Corazon de Mexico and Latins United host the fourth annual Grito Fest (Street Festival) in the Old South End of Toledo on Saturday, September 4 from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m.

The cost to attend is $5.00. Ages 12 and under are admitted free with a parent.

This year, Grito Fest returns to South St. Clair Street. El Corazon de Mexico is excited to host an in-person event featuring dance performances, live music, games, food and contests. A corn hole tournament starts at 3:30 p.m. El Corazon de Mexico, featuring 40 dancers, will perform at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Los Aztecas performs at 7:00 p.m. A kids’ lip-sync contest and kids’ and adult Grito contests will feature cash prizes.

The “Grito” is a traditional Mexican yell. Every year, the Grito is yelled in Mexico City on September 15 to celebrate independence from Spain.

El Corazon de Mexico is a folkloric dance group based in South Toledo. El Corazon de Mexico is the largest folkloric dance company in Ohio. In 2021, El Corazon de Mexico celebrates its 25th anniversary.

THS “Pawvilion” Planned At ProMedica Steam Plant

The Toledo Humane Society Pawvilion Under the Big Top fundraiser will be held at the ProMedica Steam Plant, 100 Madison Ave., Toledo, on Friday, September 10.

Pawvilion guests will enjoy an exquisite four-course meal prepared by Chef Scott Pierce of Tree City Catering. Chef Pierce is known for his creative takes on classic dishes, as well as his own unique, fresh and delicious recipes.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction.

Auction items include: Tree City Catering, in-home dining experience for 8-10 guests; Urban Pine Winery, private wine experience for you and nine friends; and Grand Lubell Photography, see your pet shine as the Pawvilion 2022 “Pet of the Year.”

At the end of the evening, guests will head home with delicious treats for their own furry friends.

Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7:15 p.m. Attire is country club casual. The cost is $250 per reservation. Purchase tickets at www.toledohumane.org or by calling (419) 891-0594.

Anthony Wayne Arts Festival Supports First Responders

The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission (AWAAC) will host the Anthony Wayne Arts Festival on Saturday, September 11 from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Whitehouse Park.

The fun-filled festival includes free children’s activities, artisan booths, street performers, food trucks, a beer/wine garden and musical performances by Bliss, Ramona Collins, New Moon and Morgan Stiegler & the Pinup Project.

Admission to the beer/wine garden is $5.00, with proceeds benefiting local first responder organizations.

Glass City Dance Parties To Host Summer Dance

Glass City Dance Parties will host a dance party at The Elks, 138 W. Wayne St., Maumee, on Saturday, September 11 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. with a free dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $12.00. Cash bar and menu items will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com or call (419) 481-1448.

Rain Barrel Workshop Planned In Perrysburg

The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District (Lucas SWCD) and Rain Garden Initiative are partnering with the city of Perrysburg and the 577 Foundation to offer a Make & Take Rain Barrel Workshop.

Attendees will learn the purpose of rain barrels and be led through a step-by-step process to make their own. The rain barrels are made from recycled food-grade 55-gallon drums that are donated by local companies. The cost is $35.00 per barrel, which includes all necessary materials and tools. Space is limited and preregistration is required. You will need a vehicle large enough to transport the rain barrel home; the barrel measures approximately 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

The workshop will take place on Monday, September 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg.

To register, visit https://577foundation.recdesk.com/Community/Home under the “Classes & Events” tab; filter by “Nature.”

For questions about the workshop or registration, call (419) 893-1966, ext. 5 or (419) 377-0065.

Momentum Festival Returns To The Maumee Riverfront

The Arts Commission announces the 2021 Momentum Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 16-18 featuring art, music, film, poetry, dance and more along the Maumee riverfront.

Momentum is a three-day festival that celebrates the vibrant community through arts and culture. To stay up to date on a complete list of activities and schedule for the festival, visit theartscommission.org.

Roche De Boeuf Festival Planned In Waterville

The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 48th annual Roche de Boeuf Festival on Saturday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Waterville.

The festival features a variety of activities for all ages and free entertainment throughout the day. Waterville’s down-town streets will be filled with fine arts, food, vendors, a car show, live entertainment, a parade and a beer tent.

In the family entertainment area, children will enjoy musicians, magicians, plays and dancers.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the festival parade steps off down Farnsworth Road and will feature various floats. Those interested in participating in the parade can register at www.watervillechamber.com.

Three stages will feature bands Ice Cream Militia, J.T. Hayden Band, Bliss and many more great bands and performers. There will also be inflatable rides and old-fashioned games in Waterville’s historical district.

The annual Roche de Boeuf Car Show will take place at the corner of Third and South streets in the parking lot of Shawn’s Irish Tavern. Car registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for several categories and plaques given to the first 100 registered cars. Participants will also have a chance to win door prizes throughout the day. Car show registration is $10.00, and forms are available on the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.watervillechamber.com.

Stroll The Streets Continues In Downtown Rossford

The Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB) Stroll the Street – will take place on Wednesdays in Rossford from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. through September 29.

This year’s event will be a weekly celebration of summer with food trucks, a farm market, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Food trucks and vendors will be spaced out in and around Ford Memorial Park and along Dixie Highway toward downtown Rossford. Any and all health protocols in effect will be followed each week. The event continues every Wednesday, rain or shine, through September 29.

Space has opened up for both farm market and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, visit the website at StrolltheStreet.com or contact Beth Genson at bethgenson@visitrossfordohio.com.

Enjoy Jazz, French Dinner At Maumee Senior Center

Listen to the smooth sounds of Gene Parker’s jazz music and enjoy some traditional French cuisine at “All That Jazz at the Maumee Senior Center” on Friday, October 1.

Gene Parker, who is a Maumee native, will join fellow musicians to present the concert of jazz standards from the past 60 years.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave. Maumee Senior Center board member Ardis Dardenne will prepare a meal of French cuisine featuring supremes de volaille au vin blanc (chicken cooked in white wine), seafood chowder and French sweets. Wine and Irish coffee will be available for a donation. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets to attend this event are on sale at the Maumee Senior Center for $25.00 per person. The event is open to the community, but seating is limited.

To purchase tickets or for more information, stop by the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., call (419) 893-1994 or e-mail maumeeseniorcenter@gmail.com.

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