Zoo lights, parade help make the season bright
• Through Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. An exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Jan 1, 2014: “Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.www.toledomusem.org.
• Through Jan. 5, 2014: “Ebb & Flow: Cross Cultural Prints,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Exhibit explores the global influence of Japanese printmaking in the 20th century with more than 100 works from the museum’s collections and loans from other institutions. A free digital catalog can be viewed at www.toledomuseum.org.
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band – America's Premier 19th Century Brass
• Through April 13, 2014: “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President,” Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In his first term as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the legislature to establish a land-grant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence resulted in creation of The Ohio State University. The exhibit highlights the strong link between Hayes and the university. www.rbhayes.org.
• Through December: Art Exhibit, featuring artwork from members of Port Clinton Artists’ Club, Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, Buildings A, B & D.
• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists
Nov. 1-3: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com
Nov. 2: The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Miniature war gaming experts help visitors play more than 16 different war games and learn about this family-friendly hobby. www.fortmeigs.org.
Nov. 2: Animal Grossology, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. Poop, pellets and barf – sometimes animals can be gross; learn more at Grossology. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstation.org.
Nov. 2: The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, Pemberville Opera House, 115 S. Main St., Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. Civil War band will present songs and instruments of that tumultuous time period. $10. http://pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Nov. 2-3: Holiday Craft & Gift Marketplace, Lucas Co. Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.cloudshows.biz.
Nov. 3: Monthly Bird Survey, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m. Meet at the trailhead parking area. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa.
Nov. 5-9: National Chemistry Week, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. This year’s theme: “Energy – Now and Forever.” Students are invited to experience demonstrations that can’t be replicated in the classroom. www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Nov. 7-9: Lettice and Lovage, presented by Village Theatre Players, 2740 Upton Ave., Toledo. 419-472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.
Nov. 7: The Addams Family, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior, Toledo, 7-9 p.m. www.valentinetheatre.com.
Nov. 7: Muslim Journeys, Owens Community College, Center for Fine & Performing Arts, 20335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, 7-9 p.m., Studio Theatre (Room 111), U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Dziubek of Toledo discusses how Iraqis and Afghanis view Americans and the American culture following his tours of duty in the Middle East. Free .567-661-2787 or www.owens.edu/arts/
Nov. 7: Authors! Authors! Series: Jeff Greenfield, Main Library McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 7-9:30 p.m. Greenfield will be discussing “If Kennedy Lived! The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History.” 419-259-5266 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Nov. 7: Autumn Adventure: Especially For Families – “Coyote Tales On Twilight Trails,” Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Families take advantage of the shorter daylight hours to experience Pearson's Black Swamp Trail during the hours just before dark. Expect some tall tales and some truths about Wile E. Coyote. Reservations needed. Price: Free.
Nov. 8: “Arsenic and Old Lace,” presented by Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 1610 10th St., Toledo. Joseph Kesselring’s famous classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace is sure to tickle your funny bone, or we’ll die trying. Well someone’s going to die, that’s for sure. 419-243-9277.
Nov. 8: Comedian Ron White: A Little Unprofessional, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.stranahantheater.org.
Nov. 8: Tellabration!, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee, 7-9 p.m. Stories for grownups presented by the Frogtown Storytelling Guild. 419-350-1454 or http://sites.google.com/site/frogtownstorytellers.
Nov. 9-10: Live from Little People Place! Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Little A holiday show sponsored by Fisher Price. Free with zoo admission.
Nov. 9-10: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free admission. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Free parking.
Nov. 10: Glass City Record Show, Knights of Columbus Hall 4256 Secor Rd.
Nov. 11: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tours, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. $2/person. Tours begin at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, located at 712 North St. (fairgrounds parking lot).
Nov. 15-Dec. 31: Lights Before Christmas, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The Toledo Zoo’s holiday tradition is a treat for people of all ages, with millions of lights, animation displays, model trains, and Santa, too. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Nov. 16: 2012 Downtown Holiday Parade, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m. Giant helium balloons, marching bands, 80+ Distinguished Clowns, Shriner Units, floats, equestrian units, mascots and of course Santa Claus. After the parade, visit the Kris Kringle Village at the Imagination Station. www.dotoledo.org.
Nov. 16: Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30-10:30 p.m. www.stranahantheater.com.
Nov. 16: Craft and Home Business Show, Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Photos with Santa available for $5. Registration required for kids having lunch with Santa. 419-732-3163.
Nov. 16: YMCA Annual Craft & Vendor Show, YMCA, 1000 North St., Fremont, 9 a.m. Free. www.ATtheY.org.
Nov. 17: Toledo Walleye vs. Reading Royals, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Nov. 17: Auto Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Drive through seven miles of the refuge that are typically closed to the public, weather-permitting.419-898-0014, fws.gov/Midwest.otttawa.
Nov. 20: Walleye Night at the Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 5-7 p.m. Uniformed team members will be skating and signing autographs. Free with zoo admission. www.toledozoo.org.
Nov. 21-24: Student Production – American Salvage, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Owens Community College Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Perrysburg. A world-premiere adaptation of short stories from award-winning Michigan author Bonnie Jo Campbell’s "American Salvage.” Free for Owens students, faculty and staff; Admission $6. 419-661-7000, www.owens.edu/arts/gallery.html.
Nov. 22: Forbidden Broadway, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St.;, Toledo, 8 p.m. A fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway. 419-242-2787.
Nov. 22: Jerry Seinfeld on stage at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7 p.m. 419-381-8851, www.stranahantheater.com.
Nov. 23: Toledo Walleye vs. Evansville Icemen, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Nov. 24: Wooden Feather Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Maumee Bay Carvers and the Friends of Magee Marsh. Enjoy a warm fire, marsh walk and refreshments. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Nov. 24: Southern Fried Chicks, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7 p.m. Enjoy a “Cage-Free Comedy Tour.” 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Nov. 24: Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Nov. 25: 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.
Nov. 27: Mannheim Steamroller, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.stranahantheater.org.
Nov. 27: Toledo Walleye vs. South Carolina Stingrays, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.
Nov. 29: Hayes Train Special, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. The spirit of holidays past is revived in this operating model train display. Eight model trains travel around the large 12x24-foot three-tier train layout. A series of buttons let visitors control aspects of the layout like lifting gates and sounding the train whistle. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.
Nov. 29: The Nutcracker, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. Presented by Ballet Theatre of Toledo. 419-242-2787 or www.ballettheatreoftoledo.org.
Nov. 29-30: Crafts for Christmas Show, Lucas Co. Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Handmade juried crafts, gifts and holiday decorations. www.toledocraftsmansguild.org.
Nov. 29: Toledo Walleye vs. South Carolina Stingrays, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Nov. 29-Dec. 30: Winter Wonderland 3D Family Walk-Thru, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. Take a magical 3D trip to the North Pole and visit Santa and his helpers. Ghostlymanor.com.
Nov. 30: KeyBank Pops: Rockapella Holiday, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.toledosymphony.com.
Nov. 30: Holiday Lantern Tours, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Experience a turn-of-the century Christmas at Sauder Village. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. www.saudervillage.org.
Nov 30-Dec. 1: Christmas in the Village/Festival of Trees, downtown Pemberville. www.pemberville.org.
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band – America's Premier 19th Century Brass Band – will provide a Civil War Tribute Nov. 2 at the Historic Pemberville Opera House as part of the Live in the House concert series. The next performance in the series will be pianist Jason Farnham, who will perform Dec. 7. (Photo by Tom Root)