Treat dad to a day of Plane Fun
It will be two days full of just Plane Fun June 16 and 17 at Toledo Executive Airport, 28331 Lemoyne Rd. Millbury.
The annual event, presented by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 582, will include displays of aircraft and military vehicles, along with kids’ activities, refreshments and more.
Free airplane rides will be offered for kids 8 to 17 years old through the EAA Young Eagle program. Antique, biplane and warbird plane rides will also be offered for adults (donation required). For thrill-seekers, aerobatic rides will also be available.
Admission is $5. Kids under 7 get in free. For more information, call Dave Horvath at 419-466-7908 or visit EAA582.org..
The 2013 Genoa Homecoming, which kicked off May 31, will continue June 1 in downtown Genoa. Saturday’s events include a 5K run, Ottawa County Humane Society Pet Adoption, Red Neck Garden Tractor Pull (noon), amusement rides, food vendors, a classic car show (4 p.m.), Firemen’s Bingo, live music by Elmore Fudd (8 p.m.), a raffle drawing and fireworks at dusk.
Chateau Tebeau, 525 SR 635, Helena, will welcome bikers for a special “Bike Week” June 4-8.
On June 4-6, bikers will receive 10 percent off food. Entertainment planned includes David Lester June 6, Paul Unplugged June 7 and Ed Klaehn at 7 p.m. All shows are at 7 p.m.
The winery will hold classic car drive-ins June 12 and 27. Arrive in a classic car during regular business hours and receive 10 percent off food (does not include wine or gift items).
For more information, call 419-638-5411.
Knorr Orchestra season kickoff
Midwest favorite, the Johnny Knorr Orchestra is kicking off its 53rd year with a double header weekend. The first concert, which will be held Saturday June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Terrace, Sylvania will include a special program of “The Music of Glenn Miller.” Tickets are $10.
On Sunday June 2 at 7 p.m., a “Thanks for the Memory” concert will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church, Sylvania and Talmadge, Toledo.
Under the direction of Johnny’s son, Jerry Knorr, the orchestra continues with “The Music You Like, the Way You Like to Hear It.” Admission is free with a free will offering. A slide show of some of the orchestra’s highlights is planned along with the music. Also there will be a cake and punch reception following the concert provided by the church.
The orchestra will also be performing at Centennial Terrace July 6 with “A Salute to America and Its Veterans.” Visit www.JohnnyKnorr.com for more details.
The 10th Anniversary MetroBarks event will be held Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Swan Creek Metropark (Airport Highway entrance).
The event will include kids’ games and activities, live music and entertainment, costumed characters, a dog wash, microchipping by the Lucas County Dog Warden’s Office, a free photo booth and vendors with unique pet products.
Visitors can ask questions at the “Ask the Vet” booth, and meet the 2013 Pet Idol Contest finalists, and “adoptables” from area rescue groups.
For vendor information, visit MetroparksToledo.com.
Wood Co. Heritage Days
The annual Wood County Heritage Days will be held June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wood Co. Historical Center.
The Power of Yesteryear Tractor Show will take center stage with historic demonstrations, farm animals, live music and kids’ activities.
Other highlights include a Tractor Parade at 12:30 p.m. both days; a free Kiddie Pedal Pull at 2 p.m. both days; live music from Acoustic Penguin, Sweet Harmony and other musicians; a working train display from Northwest Ohio Railroad Assn.; live animals from Ro-Jo Dairy and Clucks, Ducks & More; a BBQ fundraiser served by Wood County public officials Sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the presentation of the Spirit of Wood County Awards Sunday at 2 p.m.
For a complete list of the weekend’s free events, visit woodcountyhistory.org or call the museum at 419-352-0967.
Annual fish contest
Ace Roofing’s Annual Fish Contest is running through Sept. 30.
The contest is open to any fish but “gars.” Anglers should check in their catches at Butch and Denny’s Bait Shop at 10408 Corduroy Rd Curtice.
Prizes include $500 for the longest fish, $300 for the second longest and $100 for third. For more information, visit aceroof.net.
Jail, dungeon artifacts sought
Recently, the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau opened the Historic Sandusky County Jail and Dungeons for regular tours. Though the attraction is open to the public, the Gallows Exhibition Hall is still under construction and help is being sought to complete the project.
The Visitors Bureau is looking for anecdotes related to the jail or dungeon, artifacts that can be placed on loan in the Gallows Hall, pictures, or other stories (including newspaper clippings) surrounding the activities and life at the Historic jail.
Those who have anything they’d like considered for inclusion in the video or Gallows Hall, may contact the Visitors Bureau at
or by snail mail at 712 North St., Suite 102, Fremont. Include contact information, dates, names of persons pictured, if applicable, and background information as necessary.
The Visitors Bureau will contact those whose information is chose for further information.
Genealogy for kids
Children in grades 4-12 can sign up now for a new program at the Hayes Presidential Center being offered Saturday, June 8.
“Be a Family Detective – Genealogy for Kids” leads youngsters (and parental companions) on a quest to uncover their ancestry. Head Librarian Becky Hill will meet students at 9:30 a.m. at the assigned starting point – the Hayes Presidential Center. The trail she has scouted takes young detectives through the quiet forests of stacks of books in libraries, on virtual treks in the wide open expanses of cemeteries, dark and dusty closets and attics, and dense jungle of Internet resources. Students and parents should prepare for a two-hour journey and come equipped with paper, pencils and curiosity.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for parents. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email
. Cost is $5/ student and $10/parent. The program is sponsored by RootsMagic Inc.
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Visit website www.rbhayes.org for a complete list of year-round special events.
Great Park Search 2013
The Great Park Search, a nine-week scavenger hunt in nine Toledo Metroparks is returning for a third season. Visit MetroparksToledo.com starting June 3 to find clues to find secret code words posted on signs in nine Metroparks. Enter the code words to be entered in a weekly drawing as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the contest.
New clues will be posted each Monday morning during the nine-week contest. Searchers will have until Sunday at midnight to enter all the code words they have found. Each correct code is an entry in a weekly drawing for a $150 Visa gift card as well as an entry in a grand prize drawing for an outdoor adventure prize package worth more than $1,000.
There will be a different theme each week. Also new this year, when searchers enter a correct code word, They will have a chance to tell their Facebook friends about the contest for an additional chance to win a $150 Visa gift card.
For more information, visit www.MetroparksToledo.com.
Kids’ Art Camp
Fine Art Creations for Community Causes, 136 W. Water St., Oak Harbor, will host an Art Camp for students going into grades K-12 June 3-6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The students will be working with watercolor on day one, oil painting on day two, acrylics on day three and multi- media (a mix of water color, oil and acrylic) on day four.
The cost per student is $40, which includes supplies, canvases, papers and paints. The gallery is accepting donations to help defer the cost of the program.
OH for OK
When Steve Eulberg called his friend Kerry Patrick Clark to say he would be swinging through Ohio on his Midwest tour, the pair discussed trying to put together some sort of concert or performance.
Then came the tornados in Oklahoma. The musicians were connected through more than just a friendship and musical respect for each other – they were determined to use their music to help the victims of the deadly Moore, Ok. tornadoes.
Eulberg, who is originally from Pemberville, has won several national dulcimer contests and has had chart-topping songs and acclaimed recordings. Clark is a former member of the folk group, the New Christy Minstrels, a Martin Guitar Preferred Artist and boasts two national number-one CDs.
On Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m., the pair will present a concert, “Ohio Folk for Oklahoma,” at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. The concert is free, however, there will be a collection to be shared by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
For more information about the musicians, visit www.SteveEulberg.com or www.KerryPatrickClark.com,
Party with a Purpose
The Toledo Zoo’s “black tie and tennis shoes” fundraiser – the PNC ZOOtoDO presented by MassMutual Northwest Ohio – will be held Friday, June 14.
The evening will include food from more than 50 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers and live music on multiple stages. It will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Zoo’s Africa! Overlook, then progress to the Zoo’s historic side for the festivities, which run from 7:30 pm to midnight. As an added bonus, this year PNC ZOOtoDO will honor the animals of Australia.
As always, 100 percent of the net proceeds will provide support for the continued development of the zoo’s programs and exhibits.
Tickets are $150 per person and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 or over. For more information or to reserve a space, call 419-385-5721, ext. 2091 or visit toledozoo.org/zootodo.
Wild About Wildlife
Get up close to wild native animals, birds, insects and more as Nature’s Nursery presents “Wild about Wildlife” Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m.-noon at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.
Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the garden, visiting stations to enjoy programs and activities presented by Nature’s Nursery and a variety of partner organizations. Individuals, families and groups are all invited to the no-cost event.
Groups are asked to register by calling 419-877-0060 or to visit natures-nursery.org. Individuals and families do not need to pre-register.
All proceeds support Nature’s Nursery’s mission of rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife and providing conservation education.
Call for artists
The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is extending an invitation to artists to participate in its annual Appetite for the Arts show to be held Aug. 16-18 in the Executive Hangar of the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton.
The annual art show, in its sixth year, has a loyal following and includes a special Friday evening ticketed event for patrons as well as music, food and activities throughout the weekend. All work must be original, handcrafted, created and exhibited by the artist. The cost for a 10 x 10-foot booth is $150.
Space is limited and contracts will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact
for additional information and an entry form.
“Wicked” tickets on sale
After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010, “Wicked,” Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Toledo’s Stranahan Theater Aug. 14-Sept. 1.
Tickets, which start at $38, are available at the Stranahan Theater box office at 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard; online at theaterleague.com and stranahantheater.org or by calling 419-381-8851. Tickets are currently available to groups of 20 or more by calling 1-866-31-GROUP (47687).
What are people reading? The most requested books at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library this week include:
“12th of Never,” by James Patterson, author Maxine Paetro.
“Inferno,” by Dan Brown.
“And the Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini.
“Second Honeymoon,” by James Patterson, author Howard Roughan.
“Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel,” by Charlaine Harris.
“The Hilt,” by David Baldacci.
“Silken Prey,” by John Sanford.
“Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel” by Debbie Macomber.
“The Burgess Boys,” by Elizabeth Stout
“Whiskey Beach,” by Nora Roberts.
Wild Walkabout Opens at Toledo Zoo
Wild Walkabout, presented by Mercy, opened May 24 at the Toledo Zoo with celebrations marked by local dignitaries, enthusiastic crowds and fun with an Australian twist.
“I’m very, very proud of this exhibit,” Jeff Sailer, executive director and CEO of the Zoo, said. “The staff has done an amazing job, and I couldn’t be more grateful to our sponsors and to Lucas County voters. We’ve brought animals from around the world – literally – to the Toledo Zoo.”
Mary Ellen Pisanelli, president of the Zoo’s Board of Directors, praised the community and Zoo-wide teamwork that made the exhibit a reality. Lucas County Commissioners Tina Skeldon Wozniak and Pete Gerken acknowledged Lucas County voters’ longtime levy support that helps sustain the Zoo’s daily operations. Retired Australian diplomat, Lindsay Smith, remarked on the amazements of Australia that Toledo Zoo visitors can now enjoy.
The biggest news of Wild Walkabout – pound for pound and foot by foot – is Baru, a huge saltwater crocodile brought to Toledo by Block Communications, Inc. At 17 feet long and weighing about 1,500 pounds, he is the largest saltwater crocodile in North America.
The exhibit also includes a walk-through wallaby exhibit , close-up animal encounters featuring dingoes, kookaburras, lionfish and more and behind-the-scenes tours to enrich the experience.
Wild Walkabout is presented by Mercy and continues at the Zoo through Sept. 2. Visit toledozoo.org/walkabout for more details.