Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection
Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery Feb. 12- May 8 This exhibition celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of the Native North American artist from tribes across the continent. Admission to this exhibit is free.
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:30pm & Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2pm
Student Night at the Opera Performance on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7pm
The Historic Valentine Theatre – Conducted by James MeenaGeorge Gershwin’s classic American folk opera went from Broadway in 1935 to the Met in 1985. “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” are just two of the musical gems you will hear in our concert version presented with evocative digital projections. This is opera in your native language: not just the words, but also the music!
While eternally controversial in its depiction of racial stereotypes, Porgy has secured its place as a piece of Americana, a mixture of jazz and opera. This production features acclaimed Wagner baritone Gordon Hawkins, soprano Laquita Mitchell whose Bess with San Francisco Opera was just released on DVD, and is conducted by Toledo Opera Principal Artistic Advisor, Maestro James Meena.
Don’t miss this piece which could only have been made in America!
Feb. 19-21 Levis Commons and Downtown Perrysburg will come alive with the excitement of winter weather fun. Twenty first-class master and professional ice carvers will compete for prize money and national titles. Visit perrysburgwinterfest.org.
Winterfest at Olander Park, Sylvania
Feb. 20, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Embrace all that winter has to offer! Snowman building, ice skating, curling and broomball on Lake Olander and throughout Olander Park. Live music and a chili cook off are scheduled as well. For more information: olanderpark.com or 419/882-8313, ext. 1013.
11th Annual Swap, Sow, Grow
Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m. Presented by Toledo Botanical Gardens At Scott High School Celebrate the kickoff of the gardening season. Browse thousands of seeds; swap your favorites with other gardeners. Workshops, gardening advice, children’s activities and more. Contact Toledo Botanical Gardens at 419/536-5566 for more information
A bilingual community that celebrates being 50+.
Connecting woman 60+.
Ten best indoor herb gardens.
Medina Ice Festival
Feb. 12-15 Downtown Medina, Ohio Enjoy four days of frozen fun as one of Medina’s favorite events returns to the historic Medina Square. Over 50 sponsored ice carvings will be on view. www.mainstreetmedina.com or 330/952-0910.
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio The only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets operating in Cincinnati in the 19th and early 20th century. Visit this year-round street and flea market full of fresh foods, ethnic cuisine and more. Closed Mondays. For more information visit findlaymarket.org.
Winterfest in Pentwater and Hart, Mich.
Second and third weekends in February. Get your freeze on! Presented by Hart Main Street and the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce. Go for a polar dip, enter the fishing tournament or enjoy the art show, just a few of the weekend events. Visit Pentwater.org/winter activities.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio Mobile Benefit Bank Program
Assists families in applying for public benefits and legal services. Volunteer opportunities available. lawolaw.org
Many volunteer opportunities available at the first food and toiletry pantry in the United States for cancer patients and families. Call 419/725-1190 for more information.
Metroparks Toledo Area
No previous experience needed; various volunteer positions available. Contact Trish at 419/407-9703 for more information.
Blizzard Breakfast Run/Walk
Saturday, Feb. 6 740 Glenwood Rd., Rossford, Ohio Race time – 9 a.m. Registration on davesrace.com
Sylvania Community Action Team Hot Cocoa Run 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Saturday, Feb. 20 Race time – 9 a.m. Registration on runsignup.com/race/OH/Sylvania/hotcocoa5K