Community Calendar

Updated February 9, 2020

Maumee Chamber of Commerce to Host Career & Job Fair on February 18

Job seekers are invited to Maumee High School (1147 Saco St., Maumee) on Tuesday, February 18 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a Career & Job Fair. This event is free and sponsored by Maumee Chamber of Commerce. More than 20 employers will be recruiting individuals to fill positions in skilled trades, healthcare, sales, food service/restaurant, education, insurance, retail, customer service, and more. For a complete list of participating employers visit Enter Maumee High School through door #1. Booth space is still available. For more information: 419-893-5805.

Toledo Museum Of Art Sets Friday Wine Events

The Toledo Museum of Art will offer Wine by the Glass Pavilion, featuring several events during January and February.

Visitors can enjoy four wines and paired hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during It’s Friday! at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion.

Featured Friday themes include: 

January 17: Food Friendly – Dinner Wines.

January 24: Luxurious Layers – Blended Wines.

January 31: Sinful Sips – Wines to Warm Your Soul.

February 14: Bubbles and Bordeaux –Annual Valentine’s Event.

February 21: Classically Complex – Great Estate Wines.

Tickets are $35.00 for museum members and $55.00 for nonmembers, plus tax. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (419) 255-8000 during museum hours.

TMA Localeyes Tours Led By Area Women

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is partnering with the League of Women Voters to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a year of Localeyes tours.

Many of the monthly Localeyes tours in 2020 will be led by women recognized as leaders throughout the region. The first 2020 tour takes place on Thursday, January 16 and will be lead by former WTOL anchor and leadership consultant Chrys Peterson. The free tour begins in Libbey Court at 6:00 p.m.

Localeyes invites community members, including artists, musicians and educators, to partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them.

Future tour leaders include Christine Weininger, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum; Nina Corder, founder and managing director of Women of Toledo; Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak; Suzanne Rorick, executive director of the Toledo Opera; and Ohio State Sen. Teresa Fedor.

For more information about museum tours and events, visit

Wine-Tasting Event Set At The Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo will host “Wine Tasting: The Great Hall of the Museum” on Friday, January 17. Ages 21 and up can enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing in the new ProMedica Museum of Natural History from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Advance tickets are required. Separate fee. Member discounts apply. For more information, please visit

Zoo Admission Discounts Offered For January Visits

The Toledo Zoo is offering half-off admission coupons online at through Friday, January 31 that are redeemable for visits within the same time period.

Additionally, in appreciation of Lucas County voters’ continuing levy support, Lucas County residents receive free admission to the Toledo Zoo on Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. Valid proof of residency is required.

Boat Show/Fishing Expo Planned At I-X Center

The Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo will be held from Thursday, January 16 to Monday, January 20 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boat lovers will be surrounded by more than 400 new boats, including everything from power and sailboats to million-dollar motor yachts. Anglers will find one-stop shopping with a variety of major tackle and equipment displays. With a generous offering of kid-friendly events, this year’s show is one for the whole family to enjoy.  

The all-new Fishing Expo will include displays from the likes of presenting sponsor Fisherman’s Central, Holy Mackeral, Fisherman’s Warehouse and other retailers. Anglers will enjoy fishing features like: the Berkley 5000-Gallon Bass Aquarium with noted speakers like Dan Armitage; fishing in the all-new Trout Fishing Pond with angling champion Jim Vitaro; competing in a Kids’ Casting Challenge in the new Casting Lake; fighting a marlin on the Sportfishing Simulator; trying their hand at fly fishing; learning about kayak fishing at the Kayak Stage; attending the new hands-on Tackle/Rigging Academy; learning from pros daily at the Buckeye Sports Fishing Theater and much more.

The boat show traditionally features more than 400 power and sailboats ranging from small paddleboards and fishing skiffs to luxurious pontoon boats and million-dollar motor yachts. It is Ohio’s oldest and largest boat show, and will also include a Lyman Boat Works Historical Museum display, a Sailing Center, Go Dive Now Pool Scuba Diving experience, multiple hands-on children’s activities and more.  

A new theme area will feature exhibits from Put-in-Bay, Twin Oast and daily musical entertainment.

Tickets are $15.00 each. Adults 60 and older are $13.00 and children 12 and under are admitted free. For a complete list of seminars and on-site activities, visit 

Event At Franciscan Center Reflects On MLK’s Dream

The Sylvania Franciscan Village will host “Seekers of Justice,” a World Café conversation in honor of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Tuesday, January 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.

All are invited to reflect on King’s dream of unity and participate in the generative power of dialogue on racial, economic and environmental justice in today’s world. Randall Parker III, pastor of Canaan Manifested Word Church, will share his insight on what it means to be a seeker of justice, followed by small group conversations to discover shared meaning, access collective intelligence and evolve the future toward a more just society for all people.

This free event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sophia Lloyd at or (419) 824-3533.

Michigan Battlefield Plans Eastern Bluebird Program

The River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a Wildlife Series program on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. featuring the eastern bluebird. 

The program will take place at the Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich. 

The Wildlife Series is a partnership between the River Raisin Institute and the battlefield, through which local experts present upon the natural and cultural history of various native or invasive animals. This partnership seeks to highlight the interconnectedness between humans and other creatures in modern times, and life as it was lived during the War of 1812. 

For more information, visit

Yearlong Recital Series Continues In January

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) continues its yearlong recital series organized by Dr. Robert Satterlee, professor of piano at Bowling Green State University, featuring pianists from the region playing the complete cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas, leading up to the composer’s 250th birthday in December 2020.

The second concert will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Great Gallery.

Shawne Camp Featured At TMA Monthly Series

Professional artist Shawne Camp will share how his stone sculptures are a reflection of nature and his life experiences during the Visiting Artist series at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Family Center on Friday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. The free recurring event, held on the last Friday of the month, offers families the opportunity to hear directly from local artists and musicians.

Camp, who started taking art classes at TMA as a young child in the 1970s, will show participants how they can create sculptures inspired by their own stories.

The Visiting Artist series offers an opportunity for both children and their adult caregivers to see the importance of art at a young age and how they can nurture the talent of their young children.

The Family Center is a free, drop-in, hands-on art studio and play space for families with young children. Families work together to create works of art using a wide variety of mediums. The Family Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fridays from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. 

Museum Concert Series Showcases BGSU Talent

The EAR/EYE Concert Series continues its fifth year at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) with a free concert on Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolfe Gallery. The concert series features students from Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) College of Musical Arts doctoral program performing in the museum’s galleries with introductions by Ryan Ebright, BGSU’s assistant professor of musicology, and Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programs and audience engagement.

BGSU students will perform music from composers Marcos Balter, Elliott Carter, Michael Finnissy, André Jolivet and Mikel Kuehn in the Wolfe Gallery, which has several new works of art on view.

Central Catholic Presents Dinner Auction Benefit

Central Catholic High School proudly presents its annual dinner auction scholarship event, The One Evening, on Saturday, February 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Toledo. This year’s theme is the Roaring Twenties to celebrate Central Catholic’s 100th graduating class in 2020. 

Guests are invited to experience an evening of friendship, fun and excitement for the benefit of Central Catholic High School’s scholarship program.  

Individual reservations are $75.00. Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction portion of the event, as well as sponsors and underwriters. Sponsors and donors will receive various types of recognition based on their levels of donation.

For reservations and more information, visit or call (419) 255-2280.

Thursday Lunch Series Planned In February

The First Thursday Lunch Series continues on Thursday, February 6 with Stephen MacDonald of Bridges Out of Poverty.

The series is the result of a partnership between the Social Justice Subcommittee of the Toledo Chapter of U.S. Catholic Priests and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Each event includes a lunch at noon followed by a presentation with Q&A discussion. First Thursday lunches take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., Toledo. 

Cost is $15.00 for lunch and presentation (cash or check at the door). Tickets will be stamped at the door for free parking in the Kwik lot adjacent to the church. Series discounts and financial assistance for those in need are available. 

Once Upon A Vine Dinner Held At The Toledo Zoo

Enjoy an elegant evening of flora and fauna at the Toledo Zoo for Once Upon a Vine on Friday, February 7.

Custom cocktails will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the completely re-imagined ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo followed by a five-course, orchid-inspired dinner handcrafted by some of the region’s premier chefs along with professionally paired wines. Finally, support the zoo’s mission of inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world during a short live auction that includes unique zoo experiences.

The cost is $250 per person with $200 of each reservation being tax-deductible. Tables of eight may be reserved for $2,000. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required for this fundraiser.

All guests will receive complimentary parking in the Broadway lot and exclusive valet service to the museum courtesy of Yark BMW of Toledo.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (419) 385-5721, ext. 2091.

Career & Job Expo Offered At Maumee High School

The Maumee Chamber of Commerce will host the Career and Job Expo 2020 on Tuesday, February 18 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Maumee High School. 

Area businesses are encouraged to reserve a spot. Jobseekers of all ages and levels are encouraged to attend. For more information and to reserve a space, call (419) 893-5805.

Electronic Music Producer Performs At Art Museum

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) welcomes electronic producer Jlin to a one-of-a-kind performance in the museum’s GlasSalon on Thursday, February 20. Jerrilynn Patton, known as Jlin, is one of the most prominent women producers working today. 

With fewer than 200 tickets available to the concert, TMA encourages fans of electronic music to invite their friends and families to experience the genre in the beautiful and non-intimidating environment of the GlasSalon. 

Tickets are $12.00 for museum members, $15.00 for nonmembers and $10.00 for students and military. Tickets are available at

Glass City Dance Parties Plans February Dance

Glass City Dance Parties will host a Friday dance party at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Sailisbury Rd., Maumee on February 21 from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. with a free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $10.00 with free snacks and water.

An optional cash dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. 

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

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