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Festivals, fishing derbies, and Father’s Day events

• Through-July 14: “Crossing Cultures: The Owens and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. More than 120 works of indigenous art from Australia in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College.

• Through July 21: “Prints by Twenty-Five Australian Artists: The Bicentennial Folio,” Gallery 18 & Director’s Conference Room, Toledo Museum of Art. The multicultural nature of Australian society is reflected in this compendium of prints, on loan from a private collector, which was commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and issued in 1988 to mark the 200-year anniversary of the country’s settlement.

The Toledo Zoo's twin polar bear cubs are ready to make their big splash-
starting with new names! After nearly 3,000 entries in the Zoo's naming
contest, Suka (female) won by more than 400 votes, and Sakari (male) won
by more than 750 votes.

• Through 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

• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists

• Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and a date in October TBA. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90-minute walks. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick.

• Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 in downtown Pemberville.

• Super Cruise-Ins, June 25, July 30 & Aug. 27 in historic downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock on his “oldies machine.”

• Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or

June 1-2: Genoa Homecoming, downtown Genoa. Residents, former residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a parade, carnival rides, musical entertainment, beer tent, 5K run/walk, fireworks and much more. The theme of this year’s homecoming celebration is “Classic Movies & TV.”

June 1: 2nd Birthday Celebration for Lucas the Elephant, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. 419-419-385-4040 or

June 1: Farmer’s Market, Gibsonburg Logyard, 201 W. Madison St. (behind the old Sunoco Station), 9 a.m. Held the first Saturday of June, July, Aug. and Sept. Info:

June 1: Nature at Night Hike, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 p.m. Free. Discover the sounds of the marsh at night.

June 1: A Fine Pairing of Wine & Alpacas, Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena, 2-8 p.m. Taste the marvelous wines produced at the winery, have a casual meal, and interact with some amazing alpacas. 419-680-0386,

June 1: Passport to Fishing, Williams Park, 316 E. Stone St., Gibsonburg, 9 a.m. Youths and others interested in learning to fish may attend. Free. Info:

June 1-2: 42nd Historic Old West End Festival and Home Tours, Toledo’s Historic Old West End, (Robinwood/Bancroft/Collingwood/Monroe), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Home tours, art show, antique car show, entertainment, kids’ activities, garage and antique sales, food court and more.

June 1-2: Toledo Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Lucas Co. Rec Center, 1406 Key St., Maumee, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 1-3: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, 408 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or

June 2: 15th Annual British Return to Fort Meigs, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. View and vote on your favorite British vehicles, tour the fort, sample food and shop from various vendors.

June 4: Ask a Patent/Copyright/Trademark Attorney Series, Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 7-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 419-259-5200 or

June 5, 12, 19, 26: Jazz on the Maumee, Best Western Premier Grand Plaza, 444 N. Summit St., Toledo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society. Cash bar and specially-priced drinks. $15/adults, $5 students/ $10/members.

June 5-9: Vietnam Traveling Wall visits Toledo, International Park, Main St., Toledo. For a complete schedule of events to be held in conjunction with the wall’s visit, log on to

June 6-7: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. 419-725-HENS or

June 7: Vineyard Adventure, Toledo Zoo, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy gourmet wines that celebrate Australia, hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jeff Stewart on the guitar. Tickets are $40 ($35 for zoo members). 21 and older only. Reservations required by 3 p.m. June 6. or 419-385-5721, ext. 6001.

June 7-8 and Aug. 23-24: Annual Village-Wide Garage Sales, downtown Oak Harbor,

June 7-8, 14-16, 20-23: “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St., Toledo.

June 7: BritBeat, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8 p.m. America’s premiere tribute to The Beatles.

June 8: “Be a Family Detective: Genealogy for Kids,” Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will lead kids in 4th grade and older in a quest to uncover their family’s past. Pre-registration required.

June 8: Celebration of the Arts, Williams Park, 301 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, 9 a.m. Activities will include a craft show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Classic Car Show featuring music by DJ Dr. Moose from noon-2 p.m.; Military Encampment sponsored by the North Coast Veterans Museum; Art Exhibit by Hilfiker Elementary 5th graders from 3-5 p.m. Opening ceremonies for the 2013 Sculpture in the Village display will also be held. Come meet the sculptors and vote for your favorite. Info: 419-637-2634 or

June 8: Hike the Dikes: Summer Residents, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m. Free. Explore a new topic each month and see areas that are normally closed to the public. 419-898-0960 or

June 8: Walters Family 5K Run/Walk, Lake Twp. Fire Station #2, 1911 Ayers Rd. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

June 8-9: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont, 9 a.m. Free admission and parking. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.

June 8: MetroBarks Festival, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your dog for tail-waggin’ fun including National Weiner Races, entertainment, food, rescue/adoption groups and vendor booths.

June 8: 2013 Humane Hustle 5K Run/Walk, Swan Creek Metropark, 4100 Airport Highway, Toledo, 9 a.m.. Four-legged walkers and runners welcome. Proceeds benefit Toledo Area Humane Society.

June 8: Midwest LatinoFest, Promenade Park, Water Street, Toledo. A family fun event featuring Latino/Hispanic music, food, dance, arts, crafts, activities and history.

June 9: Sewing Circle, Pearson Johlin Cabin, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy working with needle and thread? Lend a helping hand mending historic clothing. Reservations needed.

June 9: 5th Annual Coasting for Kids Fundraiser, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Have fun marathon riding a signature thrill ride while making a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.

June 9: Gospel Music Concert, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 4-6 p.m. The sounds of  gospel music will fill the air as Calvarymen Quartet from Burton, Mich. and Shane Brothers Quartet from Bluffton, Ind. take the stage in Founder’s Hall for the annual Gospel Music Concert. Pianist Jim Stewart will open the show at 3:30 p.m.

June 10: Comedian Daniel Tosh takes the stage at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7 p.m.

June 10: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tours, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Tours last approx. an hour and are offered on the half hour between 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 and are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St. 419-332-4470.

June 11-16: Dairy Days, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate National Dairy Month with dairy-themed demonstrations and activities.

June 12: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.

June 12-16: Holland-Springfield Strawberry Festival, Community Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Rd., Holland. Food, crafts, rides, games, parade, contests, entertainment, bingo and more.

June 13-15: 2013 Cherry Fest, downtown Whitehouse. Rides, games, music, a parade and refreshments.

June 14: Weird Al Yankovic, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania, 8 p.m. 419-474-1333 or

June 14-16: NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk.

June 15: Autism Family Fun Day, White Starr Park, SR 300, Gibsonburg, 10 a.m. Free.

June 15: Classic Car Show, held in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market, Front Street, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m. Dash plaques and prizes will be awarded. A cruise will follow the market.

June 15: Kids Fishing Day at Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fish the pond for catfish, bass and bluegill. Poles, bait and fish ID booklets provided.

June 15: Fishing Derby, Williams Park, 316 E. Stone St., Gibsonburg, 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Free. Sponsored by the Village of Gibsonburg Park Committee.

June 15: The Amazing Race, Miller Ferry, 5174 E. Water St., Port Clinton. Gather a team of four to six adults to race through South Bass Island a la “The Amazing Race” TV show. $30 registration includes round-trip transportation via the Miller Ferry and a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit Ottawa Co. CASA and Joyful Connections.

June 15: Get the Led Out live in concert, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania, 8 p.m.

June 15: 9th Annual Happy Trails 5K Race/Walk, Wildwood preserve, Ward Pavilion, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo. Meander through breathtaking scenery at Wildwood. Proceeds fund maintenance and improvements at Metroparks trails. 419-407-9700 or

June 15: Annual Maumee Valley Historical Society Lawn Sale, Wolcott House grounds, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 15: Bill Maher takes the stage, Stranahan Theater,4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.

June 15: Tractors, Tractors, Tractors, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic tractors from the 1920s to the 1960s will be on display.

June 15-16: Plane Fun, Toledo Executive Airport, 28329 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique, classic and Warbird aircraft. Young Eagles, raffles and prizes. Breakfast and lunch served.

June 15-16: Muster on the Maumee, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. See the evolution of the common soldier from the Roman Legionnaire through the 20th century. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day. See medieval knights on horseback or try your hand at the "pike college.” 800-283-8916 or

June 16: Father’s Day Celebration & BBQ, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Treat Dad to a fun day with the family. 419-419-385-4040 or

June 16: Dads get in Free, Imagination Station Toledo, One Discovery Way. 419-244-2674 or

June 17-20: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or

June 20-22: Community Garage Sales, village of Gibsonburg. Register at Pisanello’s Pizza.

June 21: Air Supply in Concert, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 8 p.m. Must be 21 to attend. For tickets, visit

June 21: Gardens, Wine & Food Festival, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S., Elmore, 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy wine tastings and grazing stations and dance the night away. $50/person. Reservations: 419-862-3182.

June 21: Lake Township Friendship Park’s Music in the Park Concert, 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. Refreshments available. Free admission; freewill offering taken. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Township Hall next to the park. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235.

June 21: Silver Screen Classics: “The Color Purple,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5. Full bar and popcorn available.

June 21-23: No Box Bonanza Weekend, Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk.

June 21-24: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or

June 22: Butterfly Identification Workshop, Ottawa National Wildlife Visitors Center, 14000 W. SR 2  Oak Harbor, 1 p.m.

June 22: Focus on Fiber Arts, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities and wool-felting and dying demonstrations.

June 22: Lakeside Chautauqua Season Opening Day, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside.

June 22: Pirolli Park & Summerfield/Petersburg Lions Club Charity Judged Car Show, Pirolli Park RV Resort, 6030 Petersburg-Sylvania Rd., Petersburg, Mich., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For camping reservations, call 734-279-1487.

June 23: Portage River Festival, downtown Elmore (all day). Entertainment, flea & craft market, contests, Kiddy food, antique cars, trucks, tractors and two-cycle engines on display and much more. The Elmore Depot will be open with model railroad displays, and historical memorabilia.

June 24: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. An evening of live jailhouse entertainment provided by David Lester, plus a catered meal served “jail style” in the cell block. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont. 419-332-4470.

June 26: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. Featuring the Honey Creek Preservation Band. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., Followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.

June 27: Darius Rucker in concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo.

June 27-29: Bellevue Community Days Festival, Bellevue, OH.

June 28: Silver Screen Classics: “Grand Prix,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5. Full bar and popcorn available.

June 28-30: Marblehead Summerfest 2012, James Park, Main & Francis streets, Marblehead. Free. Carnival rides and games, vendors, bake sale, live entertainment and more. 419-798-4177.

June 28-July 1: Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. Pyrates invade the island for a four-day festival of pyrates, folklore and fun.

June 29: Seasons of Magee, Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Free. What changes are happening at the marsh as the seasons change?

June 29-30: 48th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. In addition to the artwork from over 230 artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a selection of edibles, children’s activities, beer and wine available for purchase and more. 419-536-5566 or

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The Toledo Zoo’s twin polar bear cubs are ready to make their big splash – starting with new names! After nearly 3,000 entries in the Zoo’s naming contest, Suka (female cub) won by more than 400 votes; Sakari (male cub) won by more than 750 votes.

Suka and Sakari aren’t the only ones walking away from the contest with something new. From the winning entries, two random winners were drawn: Brenda Osbourne of Maumee, Ohio, and Evan Wilt of Maumee, Ohio. Each of them wins a one-year Zoo family membership, enrollment in the Zoo PAL animal adoption program and a big basket of “bear-tastic” gifts.

The Name the Polar Bear Cubs contest, sponsored by 13abc, The Blade and Cumulus Toledo, began on April 16 and ended on May 1 at 12 noon. People submitted entries online, in person at the Zoo’s North Star Trading Post® and KC’s Corner gift shops, and through a mail-in ballot printed in The Blade.

Suka and Sakari were born on November 21, 2012. They are two of just three cubs born in 2012 at North American zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and they are the only cubs in the country being raised by their mother.

Starting Friday, May 3, visitors will be able to see Suka and Sakari in the Zoo’s Arctic Encounter®. Pending the animals’ continued good progress, they are scheduled to be on exhibit daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., though they may be off exhibit periodically depending on their needs or weather conditions. Come see them while they’re still little!

The Zoo’s cubs have an important future as ambassadors for a species, protected under the Endangered Species Act, which faces grave threats in their native habitat. Human activities have a direct effect on polar bears, and their plight should encourage all of us to decrease our carbon footprint.




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