Auto and House & Home shows planned in February
Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day. Whether Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring or six more weeks, of winter, don’t fret…there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself during this shortest month of the year.
• Saturdays through Feb. 24: Cabin Fever Feeds, part of Winter Weekends, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo.
• Saturdays Feb. 2-March 23: Craft Saturdays at Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Enjoy craft demonstrations in the village Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. See the weekly schedule at www.saudervillage.org.
• Feb. 1-April 14: 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Artist Joe Fig and Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin are jurors for the 94th annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, which celebrates the best of Northwest Ohio’s vibrant artistic community. This year, 96 entries were selected from more than 640 submissions. Free admission.
• Feb. 13-Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
|"The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier" will be the focus of
a new exhibit opening at the Hayes Presidential Center
Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of the Rutherford B. Hayes
• Feb. 14-April 21: George Bellows and New York, 1900–1930, Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. George Bellows (1882–1925) was a painter, illustrator and lithographer from Ohio who moved to and painted scenes of urban New York City. His 1909 painting, “The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island” depicting the Queensboro Bridge, was purchased by Edward Drummond Libbey and given to the Toledo Museum of Art in 1912. In this exhibition, art history students from the University of Michigan used The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island as a point of departure to curate a show that also includes works on paper by Bellows and works by other American Realist painters of that era. Free admission.
• Through March 21: Chemo Paintings with ArtReach Expressions, Toledo Museum of Art, Community Gallery. Featuring the works of Dorothy Uber Bryan, artist and philanthropist in Bowling Green, created during the time she was afflicted with cancer, along with works by local residents whose lives have been impacted by the disease. Free admission.
Feb. 2: Stephen Knight, Illusionist and Magician, on stage at the Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main Street, Pemberville, as part of the Live! In the House Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10.
Feb. 2: KeyBank Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8-10:30 p.m. www.toledosymphony.com.
Feb. 2: Fort Meigs Founder’s Day, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of construction of one of the largest, most complex construction projects of the War of 1812 - the building of Fort Meigs. Enjoy a wintertime living history encampment, weapons demonstrations, hands-on activities and more. www.fortmeigs.org.
Feb. 2: ZooPer Bowl Saturday, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Football-themed activities for the whole family in the zoo’s Great Hall. www.toledozoo.org
Feb. 2: “A Chorus Line,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. Shows at 3 and 8 p.m. A musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 2-3: Arctic Ice Festival, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Erie Co. Senior Center & Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice carving, ice harvesting, ice boat races, and more. Sanduskymaritime.org.
Feb. 3: Breakfast with the Brides, Bridal Fair East 2013, Sunrise Park & Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show will feature a lineup of wedding professionals, including caterers, DJs, photographers, jewelers, bridal accessories and more. Admission is $8, which includes breakfast with a made-to-order omelette bar. 419-836-8766 or visit www.sunrisecarolyns.com.
Feb. 9, 23: BIG, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 7:30-10 p.m. A full-dome show that takes a quirky and imaginative look at the size and scale of the universe. www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.
Feb. 6: Friends of Pearson Park meeting, 7-9 p.m. Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feb. 7-10: Greater Toledo 2013 Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Hours are 3-9 p.m. Thurs.; noon-9 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free parking in the Port Lawrence Parking Garage Sat. and Sun. See new styles of classic models and yet-to-be-released new models. 419-255-3300 or www.toledoautoshow.org.
Feb. 7: Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,: Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8-10:30 p.m. A showpiece extravaganza featuring a blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. (Please note Michael Flatley no longer tours with this production.) 419-381-8851 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 8: Coffee with the Birds, Pearson Metropark, Window on Wildlife, 8-9 a.m. What winged jewels decorate the Window on Wildlife? Treat yourself to a sneak peek while enjoying a cup of brew. Reservations required. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feb. 8: Glass City Singles “Men in Ties Discount Night,” Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Feb. 8-9: Toledo Symphony Classic Series: “Carmina Burana,” 8-10:30 p.m. 419-255-8000, www.toledosymphony.com.
Feb. 8-9: Professional Bull Riders, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30-10 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 8-10: Scientific Sweetness, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Imagination Station is sinking its teeth into the delicious world of sugar. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstation.org.
Feb. 9: Animals of the Chinese New Year family program, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Ages 4-8. 2013 is the year of the snake, but zoo visitors are invited to get to know some other Chinese zodiac creatures too. Separate fee; pre-registration required. www.toledozoo.org/classes.
Feb. 9: Vineyard Adventure, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 7-9 p.m. Sample Old Vine Spanish wines, graze on tasty edibles and enjoy sophisticated live entertainment in the zoo’s heated Arctic Encounter. Open to 21 and older. Reservations required. Call 419-385-5721, ext. 600 or visit toledozoo.org/vineyards.
Feb. 9: Vanimaltine’s Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Spend the day watching some of your favorite animals receive some great treats as the zoo shares its love for “Vanimaltine’s Day.” 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 12-18: National Engineering Week, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Think It. Build It. Test It, then Do It Again. Science center visitors are invited to learn about then test their engineering skills 419-244-2674. www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Feb. 14: Rhythm of the Dance, Stranahan Theater, 4648 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 3-5:30 p.m. Featuring the cream of Ireland’s traditional musicians, singers and dancers. 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
Feb. 15: Matchbox 20 in concert, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the theater box office or online at www.stranahantheater.org, or by phone at 419-381-8851 or 866-381-SHOW.
Feb. 15: Luke Bryan “Dirt Road Diarie$ Tour with Thompson Square, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 15-16, Feb. 22-23, “Twelve Angry Jurors,” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Matinee will be held Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
Feb. 15-16: Volunteer Naturalist Training, Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 1-3:30 p.m. Reservations required. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feb. 16: Cabaret Series: “Eternally Elvis,” Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 8 p.m. Starring Caesare Belvano, “The Closest Thing to the King.” 419-841-2287 or www.franciscancenter.org.
Feb. 16: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 16-18: Free Admission to Lucas Co. Residents, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 16-18: Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. In honor of President’s Day, take a tour through the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes using the mode of transportation he used – a horse-drawn sleigh. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Feb. 17: Toledo Opera: “Mozart’s Don Giovanni,” Valentine Theatre, Toledo, 2 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.toledoopera.org.
Feb. 17: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 17: Hayes Lecture on the Presidency, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 5-8 p.m. A discussion about our nation’s highest elected office presented by Director Emeritus Thomas J. Culbertson, who will present, “Did Rutherford B. Hayes end Reconstruction?” Advance reservations and payment required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Feb. 8: Glass City Singles “Presidents Day Weekend Celebration,” Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Feb. 22: “It’s a Wonderful Neverland,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. A Young Rep Production that’s a clever blend of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Peter Pan,” with a pinch of music. 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
Feb. 22-24: HBA House & Home Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Hours are Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-473-2507 or www.toledohba.com/eventreg.htm.
Feb. 22: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 22: Silver Screen Classics: “The Godfather,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Draft beer and full bar available. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 22-March 10 (weekends): “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St, Toledo. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 22: “Alexander and the Very Bad Day,” Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Alexander isn’t having just a bad day—in fact, this is a terrible, horrible, no good day in this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular children’s series. 419-824-3999 or www.lourdes.edu.
Feb. 23: ESPNU Bracketbusters, Savage Arena, University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft St., Toledo. www.utrockets.com.
Feb. 23: Second City, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8-10:30 p.m. “The Second City: Laughing Matters” puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses. 419.242.2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 23: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 23: Internet Genealogy I Class, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Pre-registration required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Feb. 24: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 24: TNA Wrestling vs. Impact Pro Wrestling, Stroh Center, 1535 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, 6 p.m. 419-381-8851 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 25: “The Civil War,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 10 a.m. This moving production focuses on the smaller, personal stories of several soldiers, from the North and the South, whose lives are changed forever by the Civil War. 412-242-2787 or www.lourdes.edu.theater.
Feb. 26-March 3: “Mary Poppins,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851 or http://theaterleague.com.
Feb. 27 and March 1: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 27: Celebration of Black History Month, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 5:30 p.m., 419-885-3211 or www.lourdes.edu.
Feb. 27: Chris Tomlin “Burning the Lights Tour” with Special Guest Kari Jobe, Huntington Center, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
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