Wicked good fun flying into the Stranahan Theater
• 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 www.rbhayes.org.
• Aug. 9-Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie” Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Paintings, prints, sculptures, artifacts, letters, and music on loan and from the museum’s permanent collection. One of the prominent works on view will be the heroically scaled painting “Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie” by marine painter Thomas Burch, depicting a critical moment just before the surrender of the British ships, on loan from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. 419-255-8000 or toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/the-battle-of-lake-erie/. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street
| The oil portrait of Commodore Oliver Hazard
Perry on a wood panel by Gilbert Stuart and
Jane Stuart will be on display Aug. 9 through
Nov. 10 as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s
“Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie”
exhibit. (Photo courtesy of the Toledo Museum
, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists.
• Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 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. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
• Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings through Sept. 12, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. and enjoy some cool jazz. www.toledogarden.org.
• Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 2-4: Fort Stephenson Bicentennial Celebration, a three-day festival that includes fireworks, a grand parade, live period entertainment, re-enactments, British and American encampments, a farmer’s market, 5K run and more. Located at the crossroads of Park, Croghan and Garrison streets, Fremont. www.fortstephensonbicentennial.com.
Aug. 3: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena. 4 p.m. Free admission. No reservations. Samples will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug. 3-4: 30th Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Antique dolls, teddy bears and modern collectibles and accessories, along with workshops and other activities. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 4: Arts in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art for sale, live entertainment, arts and crafts for all ages. Free and open to the public. www.toledogarden.org.
Aug. 4: Backstreet Boys in Concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 4: Spiegel Groves Squires vs. the Great Black Swamp Frogs of Bowling Green in a game of vintage base ball at 2 p.m. at the Hayes Presidential Center, located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Visit www.rbhayes.org details.
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25: Marblehead Lighthouse Tour, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead. Tours offered every 15 minutes. 419-734-4424, ext. 2.
Aug. 7: Kelly Miller Circus, with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Clay High School, Oregon. Sponsored by Clay High Alumni and Friends. Advance tickets available at the Oregon Board of Education office, Maumee Bay General Store, Maumee Bay Veterinarian Hospital and 2nd Avenue Hair & Nail Salon for $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. On the day of the circus, adult tickets are $15 and under 12 are $7. www.clayalumni.com or www.kellymillercircus.com.
Aug. 7: 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. www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 8: The Happy Together Tour 2013, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 6:30 p.m. www.etix.com.
Aug. 8-11: 30th Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Four days of the best national and local BBQ ribbers¸ for your taste buds, national entertainment acts, amusement rides, vendors and more. www.dotoledo.org. Colt Ford with Special Guest Josh Thompson, will perform Aug. 8; Bret Michaels will perform Aug. 9 and Kansas will bring their 40th anniversary tour Aug. 10. www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 8-11: Young Rep: “Guys & Dolls Jr.,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. www.toledorep.org or 419-243-9277.
Aug. 9: NWO Hopheads Festival, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania. Featuring more than 30 craft breweries with more than 150 different brews. www.centennialterrace.org.
Aug. 9-10: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games, raffles and more to benefit Perrysburg Heights Community Center’s free programming. 419-450-3358.
Aug. 9-11: USA BMX Buckeye Nationals, ARCA/Toledo Speedway BMX Track, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. www.ToledoSpeedwayBMX.com.
Aug. 9 & 16: Movies in the Park, White Star Park, 925 Main St., Gibsonburg, dusk. Free. Enjoy the new outdoor 16-foot inflatable cinema system, thanks to the Sandusky Co. Communities Foundation and People for Parks. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the free family movies outdoors. www.lovemyparks.com.
Aug. 10-11: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington, Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 11: AAA Classic Car & Truck Show, AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car show, food, music, raffles and more. Free for spectators. www.AAA.com/carshow.
Aug. 12: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tour, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Hour-long tours, which are fun for all ages, are offered on the half hour starting at 5 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. $2. Tickets are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St. 419-332-4470.
Aug. 13: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Norfolk Tides, Fifth Third Bank, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 14: Ladies Night Out, Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m., Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena, 7-10 p.m. Featuring a Fall Fashion Show by Personal D’Signs. Tickets are $20, which includes a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, a mini mani with hand massage and more. Reserve tickets by calling 419-680-0386.
Aug. 14-17: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www.pembervillefair.org.
Aug. 14-17: 17th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug-hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 14-29: “Wicked” on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.theaterleague.com or 419-381-8851.
Aug. 16: 80s Explosion Party, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania, 8 p.m. www.centennialterrace.org.
Aug. 16-18: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. 1-888-FULPULL or www.pulltown.com.
Aug. 16-18: Festival of India, The Hindu Temple & Heritage Hall of Toledo, 4336 King Rd., Sylvania. Featuring dances paying tribute to Bollywood and India dance forms, food from Indian restaurants from Toledo and Michigan and more. http://hindutempleoftoledo.org.
Aug. 17: Barefoot at the Beach, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, 6-11 p.m. Island sounds of the Glass City Steel Drum Band and Madison Avenue Band, food from some of Toledo’s top restaurants and more. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo. www.barefootatthebeach.org.
Aug. 17: Dog Days of Summer, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m. Free. Dog owners are invited to bring their furry friends to the farmer’s market. Pet fashion show, contests, goodies and more. www.downtownfremontohio.org.
Aug. 17: 36th Annual Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant Street Maumee. Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Aug. 17-18: 9th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this juried fair that will feature jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking. www.theguild.org.
Aug. 17-18: 39th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Take a trip to the Old Country and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.
Aug. 17-20: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 18: Rockin’ Brew, Maumee Bay Brewing Co., The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St., Toledo, 3-9 p.m. Enjoy beers from Maumee Bay Brewing Co. and four other Ohio breweries, plus tunes by Kentucky Chrome. 419-724-2211 or www.maumeebayriverfestival.com.
Aug. 20-25: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Aug. 21: 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. www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 23: Johnny Knorr Orchestra: Music of Glenn Miller, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 7:30 p.m. 419-882-1500 or www.centennialterrace.org.
Aug. 23: Glass City Singles “Monopoly Money Dance,” Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Open to singles 21 and older. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Aug. 23-24: Semi-Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Days, Village of Oak Harbor. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and also on www.oakharborohio.net starting Wednesday Aug. 21. Info: Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479.
Aug. 23-25: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music and entertainment. Other highlights include shopping at the Import Haus, a stone-throwing contest, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, children’s games, and more. http://www.gafsociety.org.
Aug. 24: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring the Singing Buckeyes of Columbus and other sweet sounds. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 24: Travis Tritt in Concert, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-661-5200.
Aug. 24: 22nd Annual Pollyball Tournament, International Park, Main St., Toledo. An annual tournament in memory of Polly Hylant-Tracy, who lost her battle with cancer in 1990. www.pollyball.com.
Aug. 24-25: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering, tinsmithing and more. www.fortmeigs.org.
Aug. 26: 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.
Aug. 27: Super Cruise-In, historic downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock on his “oldies machine.” www.genoaohio.org.
Aug. 28-29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 28: Chicago in concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 30: School Bus Night of Destruction, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-727-1100.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 9th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival, downtown Port Clinton. Food, music, dancing, drawings and more. www.kofc1750.org or on Facebook.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 25th Anniversary Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. s-c-r-a-p-inc.org
Aug. 31: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com.
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Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 6-8: 43rd Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality. www.toledogreekfest.com.
Sept. 6-8: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. More than 100 juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more. www.blackswamparts.org.
Sept. 7: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7. A.B.A.T.E. bike games, Headless Motorcycle Poker Run, Bike Show, classic rock and roll music, food and drinks and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.