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Wine and Cheese Tasting
Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m.
Treo Restaurant
5703 Main St., Sylvania, Ohio
Sample the best wine from around the globe. Artisan cheeses provided in cooperation with The Boulevard Market.

The Rat Pack is Back!
The Valentine Theatre
Saturday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
410 N. Superior St. Toledo, Ohio
Tickets or www. 419/242-2787
Join an adult evening of fun with the inappropriate antics and musical camaraderie of ‘The Rat Pack is Back!’ Go back in time to the era of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop under the stage lights of the Valentine Theatre.

Community Craft-In
Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Olander Park, Nederhouser Community Hall
6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, Ohio
Ages 14 & older. Fee $30, registration by Jan. 9
Spend an entire day working uninterrupted on that new or still unfinished project. Fee includes ample working space, a light lunch and snacks. For more information and to register visit


New Year’s Eve Popcorn Pop-n-Drop
Dec. 31, Midnight
Downtown Marion, Ohio
Watch as a lighted popcorn ball drops at the stroke of midnight with fireworks. For more information, visit

Canton Classic Car Museum
123 6th St. SW, Canton, Ohio
See cars like the Model T-Ford, fire engines, police cars and more. For information, visit

West Side Market
1979 W. 25th St., Cleveland, Ohio
Bring an appetite! The market opened in 1912 and is an architectural wonder with vaulted ceilings and a clock tower. You will find everything from soup to nuts. Find more information at www. or 216/664-3387.

Winter houseplant care
Slow cooker soup recipes
Safety tips for winter walking
20 awesome indoor workouts to try before winter’s over


Mobile Meals
Deliver a meal to someone in need.

Cherry Street Mission
Various volunteer opportunities available;

Toledo Lucas County Public Library
For more information contact your local library branch or Nicole Naylor at 419/259-5293.


Planned Pethood $5 Recycling 
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 2 – 3
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
5027 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43623
567/868-1637 or
$5 donation. Bring your old electrical equipment for recycling. THEY WILL ACCEPT: Flat Screen Monitors, Cables, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, HDTV-Video Game Consoles, Dish Network Dishes, Small Kitchen Appliances, Radios, Phone Batteries, Fax Machines, Stereo Equipment, Computers, Servers, Circuit Breakers, DVD and VHS Players. NO CRT MONITORS OR TUBE TVS. 100% of proceeds benefit Planned Pethood.


Come Dance with Me
Olander Park, Nederhouser Community Hall
Wednesdays, Jan. 6-27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Move your feet to the beat and learn to line dance with Mary Leugers. It’s fun and great to exercise For information and registration 419/882-8313.


Mobile Meals
Deliver a meal to someone in need.

Cherry Street Mission
Various volunteer opportunities available;

Toledo Lucas County Public Library
For more information contact your local library branch or Nicole Naylor at 419/259-5293.




The Nutcracker
Presented by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo Valentine Theatre Nov. 27, 28, 29 The performances will be accompanied by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo Orchestra and Toledo’s Masterwork Chorale. Ticket information and purchase available at or 419/242-2787
Miracle on Main Street
Friday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 6 Downtown Sylvania Red Bird First Friday, Art Walk, Family Crafts and Lighted Christmas Parade on Sunday to bring Santa Claus to town. Detailed schedule to be posted on the Facebook event.
Home for the Holidays Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5, 4 – 6 p.m. Downtown Perrysburg Parade will travel down Louisiana Avenue
Winter Festival of Crafts
Sunday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Franciscan Center at Lourdes University Complete your holiday shopping and decorating with the purchase of juried handmade items. This show is presented by Toledo Craftsman Guild.
Jazz under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society
Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. In the GlasSalon at the Toledo Museum of Art The popular Jazz Under Glass series returns with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. For more information and tickets visit

Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage and Parade Festival
Saturday, Dec. 5 Lebanon, Ohio 513/932-9050
Walleye Madness at Midnight
Thursday, Dec. 31 Port Clinton, Ohio

Winter fun, travel and activities for everyone
Cool weather vegetable crops just in time for fall gardening
25 best soups to warm you up and keep you healthy
Flowering houseplants that thrive in winter and brighten your home

18th Annual Stuff the Truck Event
Walt Churchill’s Markets in Maumee and Perrysburg Nov. 20, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Help pay it forward by stuffing the truck with all the fixings for a turkey dinner. Contact stores for details
10th Annual Crafting Wishes for Make-A-Wish Craft Show
Lucas County Rec Center Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Toledo Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. registration Fallen Timbers in Maumee, Ohio Contact Liz Martin at 614/503-5591
December Dash 4.9 mile Race & Movie
Sunday, Dec. 27 Race begins at 9, movie to begin at approximately 10:45 Maumee, Ohio

Mobile Meals
Deliver a meal to someone in need.
Cherry Street Mission
Various volunteer opportunities available





Music Under the Stars

Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre

Sundays, July 12, 19 and 26, 7:30 p.m.

Free concerts by the Toledo Symphony

concert band


Johnny Knorr Orchestra

Saturday, July 18, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Centennial Terrace, Sylvania

Their farewell season after 55 years.

Big band music and dancing


ADA Awareness Day at The Toledo Zoo

Monday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn about services and products available to people with disabilities


Art on the Mall

Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local and regional artists

University of Toledo, Centennial Mall



Putts Fur Mutts Golf Outing & Putt-Putt

Saturday, July 11, scramble shot gun start 8 a.m.  10 a.m. Putt-Putt golf, Bedford Hills Golf Club

Golf contests, lunch, large silent auction

Benefits Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet

Call Jill Borkowski, 419-367-6828


Metroparks Bicycle Tour

Saturday, July 18, registration 7-10 a.m.

Fallen Timbers Middle School, Whitehouse

15, 31, 62, 100 mile routes



Island Fest

July 17-19, Kelleys Island

Games, food, tunes, local vendors, parade, fireworks


Ohio State Fair

July 29 –Aug 9, Columbus

Animals, exhibits, rides, music,

entertainment, funnel cakes & more



Free easy recipes and recipe searches

deals on restaurants, lodging, attractions for Petoskey, Mackinac, and “Up North” locations

half price entertainment offers, event information

healthy living for now and beyond

arts & cultural events in Ohio



Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival

Sat, July 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sun, July 12,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maumee Bay State Park

Free event with arts and crafts, magician, silent auction, lighthouse tours, entertainment.

Proceeds benefit Lighthouse Preservation Society


Marathon Classic LPGA Tournament

Presented by Owens Corning and O-I

July 13-19, Highland Meadows G.C.,

Sylvania Pro-Am.

Watch the best lady golfers including                   the top three players in the world.

Benefiting 20 area children’s charities



Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Volunteers age 55 or older assisting older adults, various roles and locations


LPGA Golf Tournament

Volunteering during the Marathon Classic

July 13-19, Sylvania

Leader boards, standard bearers and more


Feed Lucas County Children

Volunteers needed for a variety of activities helping with meals, educating, sports & more





Historic Old West End Festival/Home Tours

Saturday, June 6 & Sunday June 7, 10 am to 11 pm

Between Robinwood, Bancroft, Collingwood

& Monroe Streets in Toledo

Juried art fair, yard sales, entertainment,

children’s activities, vendors, food

5K Stampede – Sunday, 9 am


Holland Strawberry Fest

Wednesday, June 17 – Sunday, June 21,

Holland, Ohio

Crafts, rides, entertainment, bingo, Sunday parade & strawberries. $3 admission


3rd Thursday Loop

Thursday, June 18, 5:30 to 9 pm

The Arts Commission’s cultural bus loop stopping at downtown Toledo’s most cultural institutions, prominent local businesses, & creative community


50th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts

Saturday, June 27, 10 am – 6pm & Sunday June 28,

10 am  –  4pm Toledo Botanical Garden



Happy Trails 5K race & walk

Sat., June 13, 8 am

Wildwood Preserve, Toledo

Funds benefit improvements to Metropark trails


Portage River Bicycle Tour

Sun., June 28, registration 7 to 11 am

Woodmore High School,Village of Elmore

Flat ride along the Portage River. Routes of 10,31, 62 and 100 miles. Lunch at Portage River Festival



Farmers Markets

Ottawa Hills: Mondays, 3-7 pm, Epworth Church

Sylvania: Tuesdays, 4-7 pm 5717 Main Street

Westgate: Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, Elder Beerman

Perrysburg: Thursdays, 3-8 pm, Louisiana Ave.

Toledo: Saturdays, 8 am-2 pm, 525 Market Street

Waterville: Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Farnsworth/AW trail



shoes, clothing, accessories and more on sale

free genealogical & historical information

cutest animal pictures around the world

find out about movies and top rentals

tips and downloads for getting things done

language learning service



Relay for Life of Greater Lucas County

Saturday, June 20, 12 – 6 pm

Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee, Ohio

The American Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, teams forming, games, music


Volunteers Needed

Junior Acheievement:

Local Chapter American Red Cross:

Ronald McDonald House N.W.O.:


Metroparks of the Toledo Area:

Marathon Classic Tournament:

Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter:



Washboard Music Festival

Thursday, June 18 – Saturday, June 20,

12 to 10 pm

Downtown Logan, Ohio, Hocking Hills

Ohio’s most unique music festival,

arts & crafts, music, car show,

children’s park with free rides, tractor show


Vectren Dayton Air Show

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21,

9 am-6 pm

Dayton International Airport, Dayton, Ohio

US Air Force Thunderbirds, displays, activities




Oregon Fest

Sunday, May 17, 12 noon-6 p.m.

Dustin Road, Oregon

Family-friendly free event includes business fair, parade, classic car show, entertainment, food


Toledo Mud Hens vs. Buffalo Bisons

Sunday, May 24, 6 p.m.

Pregame: Player autograph experience

Hens & Hounds Night.

Postgame: Kids Run the Bases & Fireworks Show


Memorial Day Commemoration: A Solemn Occasion

Monday, May 25, 12 noon-5 p.m.

Fort Meigs, Perrysburg

Honoring our nation’s fallen heroes. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians reenact camp life. Wreath laying ceremony at 2 p.m. at Fort Meigs monument. Wreath laying and musket salute at end of ceremony. Fee.



2nd Annual Wags & Wheels 5K

Saturday, May 2, 7:30 a.m.

Fossil Park, Sylvania

Funds benefit Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, $20 adults pre-registered,

$25 day of.


Blue Week 2015

May 12 through 17

Annual celebration of spring and the Oak Openings region. Bike rides, canoeing, hikes, demonstrations. &


Toledo Heart Walk & 5K

Saturday, May 30, 8:00 a.m.

The Huntington Center

Benefits American Heart Association, run/walk, health fair, free screenings, Kids Zone.




26th Annual Flower Day Weekend

May 23-25, Toledo Farmer’s Market, Downtown

Saturday (8-4 p.m.) & Monday (8-2 p.m.) Market Days

Sunday (8-4 p.m.) Flower Day



Maps built for travelers

45+ lifestyle website

comparison shopping online

feature-rich free online photo editor

recipes, menus, cooking info & food guides

programs, volunteer opportunities,

park locations



Treasures with a Twist—The Victory Center

Sunday, May 17, 7-11 p.m.

Parkway Place, Maumee

Cuisine grazing, wine & beer sampling,

silent & live auctions, music, dancing, “twist” contest


Food for Thought

Volunteer for the mobile food pantries,

warehouse stocking, Friday night

lunch packing, Saturday morning

picnics, or administrative help

Food for Thought is  a 501(c)3 nonprofit

dedicated to feeding the

Toledo region in a thoughtful way.



Biggest Week in American Birding

May 8 through 17

Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center

Guided tours through Magee Marsh &

Ottawa National Wildlife Refugee,

information & talks all about birds.


Put-in-Bay Island Wide Garage Sale

Sunday, May 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downtown Put-in-Bay businesses & island residents join together for one gigantic sale.



Valentine’s Passion: Chocolate & Candlelight

Secor Metropark, Toledo

Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 evening

Self-guided walk along a candle-lit trail leading to chocolate desserts, s’mores and cocoa.


Vanimal-tine’s Day

Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Toledo Zoo

Visit the animals as they enjoy paper-mache valentines filled with species appropriate special treats


Chocolate is for Lovers Wine Trail

January 30 & 31 and February 6 & 7

Wine themed self-driving tour with chocolates & wine

Wineries from Cleveland to Conneaut, $50/couple



Greater Toledo Auto Show

SeaGate Convention Centre

Thursday, February 5-Sunday, February 8

Classic cars to up-and-coming new cars & trucks


2015 Black & White Sedan Bistro Series

Toledo Jazz Orchestra Salutes Big Bands

Sunday, January 25, 3 p.m., Toledo Club

The Septet plays arrangements from the greats such as Dorsey, Miller, and Goodman, $35 nonmembers



Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show

Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25

100+ exhibitors—everything outdoors, live

fishing, air rifle range, archery, rock wall, unique

food, kayak rides

$10 adults, $5 parking, discount coupon on website


Arctic Ice Fest

Maritime Museum of Sandusky and in

Downtown Sandusky

Saturday & Sunday February 7 & 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ice carvings, harvesting ice, ice diving demos, ice boat races, winter exhibits, crafts



Free calorie counter, diet & exercise journal

Life after 60—positive, vibrant and active articles

Recipe search engine and meal planner

Stock market & analysis, business news

Meet people in your local community who share your interests



Have a Heart Re-stock Drive

Franciscan Village, Sylvania

February 4-12

Collecting hygiene items

including toilet paper, shampoo, soap,

toothbrushes, etc. for those less fortunate


Toledo Area Ministries/Walleye Fun

Friday, January 30, 7:15 p.m.

To support the packing of 100,000 meals for needy on March 21. The Walleye will give $2 of each $15 game ticket purchased.

Call Donna Jean, 419-242-7401 Code: TAM



Humane Ohio’s

“Beat the Heat” promotion

The month of February spay

your female cat for just $20.

Call 419-266-5607 for appointment



Metroparks of the Toledo Area

Volunteer trail patrol, monitoring,

special events


Imagination Station

Variety of opportunities at this hands-on

science center in downtown Toledo.

Tell Us Your GOOD NEWS!

Phone: (419) 824-0100
Address: 5657 N. Main #1 Sylvania, OH 43560

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