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Feb. 2: Good Morning Groundhog, Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 9-11 a.m. Free. Celebrate Groundhog Day with Metroparks spring forecaster, Wildwood Willie, as he tells us what type of weather to expect for the rest of winter. Take a peek at the lives of groundhogs through games, activities and a nature walk. Reservations needed. Price: Free.
Feb. 3-4: “Dora the Explorer: Search for the City of Lost Toys,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Tickets: 419-474-1333.
Feb. 6: Influences: Motown Greats, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Perrysburg. Emerging artists will share stories about the influence early Motown had on their work. The evening ends with a high-energy jam with the artists and audience joining in. 567-661-2787.
Feb. 6: “Bye, Bye Birdie,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. 419-242-2787/ www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 6: National Wear Red Day. Join millions of men and women, as well as companies and organizations across America in wearing red and making a donation to the American Heart Association.
Feb. 6-7: Great Lakes RV Dealers Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-255-3300.
Feb. 6, 7, 8: “Funny Valentines,” Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Fri. & Sat. 8-10 p.m., Sun. 2-4 p.m. 419-332-0695 or visit: www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org
Feb.7: Evening with Legends, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. 7:30 p.m. Join Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe (living historians Michael and Jacqueline Hurwitz) as they discuss politics, the war and the times of their lives. Tickets $10. 877-287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Ice-Carving Demonstrations, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Plaza, Toledo Zoo. Chad Hartson of Ice Creations will transform eight 300-pound blocks of ice into one shimmering, sensational sculpture. www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22: Cabin Fever Feeds, The Toledo Zoo. Saturdays and Sundays throughout February, experience animal-feeding demonstrations at various exhibits throughout the zoo. www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 7-8: Annual Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner Rawson & North, Fremont. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission $4/adults, free for children 12 and under with a paying adult. High quality historic reproductions, recruiters for historic military groups, home-cooked food and beverages. 419-878-8535 or www.smilingfoxforgellc.com.
Feb. 8: Bridal Extravaganza 2009, Crystal Arbors, 2270 W. Hayes Ave., Fremont. Noon-3 p.m. Bridal style show, giveaways and more. 419-332-4470 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Feb. 8: Raptor Workshop, Pearson Metropark, Macomber Lodge, 1-2 p.m. Free. Learn how to identify hawks, then see how you can help these wonderful birds by collecting data. Co-sponsored with BSBO. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feb. 10: “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.theaterleague.com
Feb. 12:First-Lady Style: White House Gowns, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. More than two dozen gowns worn by America’s First Ladies. 800-998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Feb. 13-16: Sleigh Rides, 1-4 p.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Take a trip through the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes using the mode of transportation he used - a horse-drawn sleigh or carriage. Weather determines the use of sleigh or carriage. After the ride, tour the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum for a day full of fun and history. 800.998.7737 or rbhayes.org.
Feb. 13: Preschool Pioneers: Harriet Tubman, Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 10:30- 11:15 a.m. Price: $5. Bring your preschooler to explore what it was like to be the “American Trailblazer” Harriet Tubman. Children will hear a story and make a craft to take home. Parent participation required; class size limited. Reservations needed. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Feb. 14: The Toledo Repertoire Theatre Presents Edgy Rep Readings: Vagina Monologues, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. 8 p.m. 419-243-9277 or wwwtoledorep.org.
Feb. 14: Urban Comedy Show, 7:30 p.m., Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 419-381-8851.
Feb. 14: Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, 8 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 14-15: All-Breed Championship & Household Pet Cat Show and Cat Agility Tournament, Lucas Co. Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.419-343-1751 or www.glcatconsortium.
Feb. 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner North and Rawson Ave., Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. More than 200 vendors. Free admission and parking. Concessions available. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com
Feb. 14 & 21: Pemberville’s For the LOVE of Art, Pemberville Opera House, downtown Pemberville. The Opera House will host this unique art show featuring the works of area high school students and graduates of the past three years. Free admission - but donations gratefully accepted. 419-287-3274.
Feb. 15: Hayes Lecture on the Presidency, 5-8 p.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Presidents’ Day weekend provides the perfect forum for a discussion about our nation's highest elected office and the men who have served in that capacity. Noted historian Dr. Andrew Clayton discusses the Grant administration in his talk titled “Meet the Grants: Global Tourism, State Power, and the Significance of the American Civil War.” A catered dinner with the speaker precedes the lecture and offers the opportunity for personal interaction. 800-998-7737 or rbhayes.org. $30/person; admission to the 7 p.m. lecture only is $10/person.
Feb. 19: National Acrobats of China, 7:30 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. 419-242-2787.
Feb. 19-22: Broadway Series Presents, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.theaterleague.com.
Feb. 21-22: Maumee Valley Gun Collectors Show, Lucas Co. Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 419-893-1110 or mvga.com.
Feb. 23-March 26: Coming Home: Paintings by Beverly McIver, Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Gallery. Guggenheim and Radcliff Fellow, Beverly McIver is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, yet her work remains personal and approachable. 567-661-2787.
Feb. 26-May 31: Look What’s New! The Second Century of Collecting at TMA, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. A free exhibition highlighting more than 250 objects from the museum’s collection. www.toledomuseum.org.
Feb. 27: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? 8 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior, Toledo. www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 28: 5th Annual Seed Swap, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Exchange seeds, learn new skills and get excited about the upcoming gardening season.
Feb. 28: Fremont Racers Swap Meet, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner Rawson & North, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New and used racing parts and equipment (trailers, parts, tools, cars). Inside and outside vendors. Heated buildings. Food vendors. Admission $4/under 12 free. Free parking. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.