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Through Dec. 31: Sculpture In the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. Open daily. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 20 of the Midwest's best sculptors displaying sculpture in bronze, stone, steel, marble, aluminum, granite, glass, concrete, etc. Info: Jim Havens, Curator, at 419-849-3048 or www.sanduskycounty.org
Through May 31: Look What’s New! The Second Century of Collecting at Toledo Museum of Art. A free exhibition highlighting more than 260 objects from the museum’s collection representing major acquisitions since 2001. 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
Weekends: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay open weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Guided tours of the monument every hour, Sign up at the Visitor Center. 419-285-2184.
April 8: Metroparks Seniors: Spring Fling, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, 2 to 3:30 p.m. See what’s green and happening in spring at the Metroparks. Cosponsored by West Park Place. Refreshments provided. Fee: $ 2. Register at www.metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9700.
April 10: Animal Egg Hunt, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watch as some of your favorite animals discover that the Easter Bunny has left a few treats in their habitats. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
April 11: Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Hayes Presidential Center, Corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-10are invited to relive a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The President’s home is the site of an Easter Egg Roll reminiscent of the Victorian era. Simply boil and color your own eggs (three in number) as your entry fee to a variety of “rolling” contests. Bring a fourth cooked, pre-decorated egg to enter in the optional egg-decorating contest. Free balloons, admission passes and visits with the Easter Bunny. Info: 1-800-998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
April 11: Easter Special Tea at the Dillon House, Hayes Presidential Center, Corner Hayes & Buckland Ave., Fremont, 1-3 p.m. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Admission: $25 Adult, $14 Children. Info 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org
April 11: Spring Warm-Up, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. 419-668-5555, Summitmotorsportspark.com.
April 11: Hearthside Cooking Class, Fort Meigs Memorial, Perrysburg, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Experience life in an 1812 kitchen. Learn how to cook on a hearth with period kitchen tools. $30 per person/$25 for OHS members. Reservations: 800-283-8916.
April 13: Welcome Back Walleye, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview area. Fish the Maumee and enter your best catch at the ZAP Lure stand for a chance to win prizes.
April 14: Family Night Veggie Tales Party, Westfield Franklin Park, 5-8 p.m. Register to win a free Veggie Tales DVD and more, and sing the Veggie Tales Theme Song to get a free handspun milkshake.
April 16: Opening Day, Mud Hens Baseball, Fifth Third Field. Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, 5:30 p.m. www.mudhens.com.
April 16: Authors! Authors! Series featuring Chilean author Isabel Allende, Stranahan Theater, 7 p.m. $10 (student discounts are available). 419-259-5266.
April 17: Mud Hens Baseball vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, Toledo, 5:30 p.m. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 18: 26th Annual Season Opener, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. 419-668-5555, summitmotorsportspark.com.
April 18: 7th Annual Toledo Elvis Festival, Civic Center Promenade, Toledo. Doors open at 2 p.m. www.elvissweetspirit.com/newsevents.htm or 419-727-5847 or 419-343-5157.
April 18-19: North American Model Engineering Society Expo, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. www.modelengineeringsoc.com.
April 18: Live Racing Opening Day, Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. Live racing will be conducted every Saturday & Sunday night. Post time Saturday is 6 p.m.; post time Sunday is 5 p.m. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
April 18: Party for the Planet: Earth Day Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feeding and enrichment demonstrations and plenty of ways to help be a good steward of the environment. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
April 18: Welcome Back Walleye! Family Fun Day, Side Cut Metropark, Silver Lake Parking Lot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fishing demonstrations, kids’ fishing rodeo, fishing competitions and more.
April 19: 3rd Annual Empty Bowls, Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, Toledo, noon-3 p.m. $5 at the door. Enjoy lunch of soup, bread and beverages from local restaurants and other businesses, and shop for handmade bowls from local artists. All proceeds will benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. www.toledogarden.org.
April 19: Best of Sandusky County Pizza Challenge 2009, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont, noon-3 p.m. Participating pizza vendors from Clyde, Fremont, Gibsonburg and Woodville. Profits raised will fund scholarships for students in each of the school districts reaching Sandusky County. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door and children 5 and under free. Info: 419-332-1591 or www.scchamber.org
April 21-22: Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 6:30 p.m. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 24: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 419-285.-2184
April 25: ArtWalk! 2009, noon to 5 p.m., downtown Bowling Green. 419-354-4332
April 25: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Valentine Theatre, Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 25: East Toledo Family Center Renaissance Gala, Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway, Moline. Tickets: 419-691-1429.
April 25-26: Friends of Toledo Model Railroaders, Lucas County Rec Center, Key Street, Maumee. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 419-841-7492.
April 25-26: Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
April 25-26: War on the Home Front: 1000 A.D. vs. 1813, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. How have people’s roles in conflict changed over time and between cultures? Tour an authentic Viking encampment and War of 1812 camp. 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org.
April 26: March of Dimes WalkAmerica, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m. 419-534-3600.
April 26: Louie’s 6th Birthday Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the zoo’s biggest little guy’s birthday. www.toledozoo.org or 419-385-4040.
April 26: Glass City Marathon & 5 K, downtown Toledo, 8 a.m. Marathon, traditional five-person relay, 5K, half-mile and one-mile kids’ runs and a half-marathon. Toledo Roadrunners Club at 419-360-3709 or www.toledoroadrunners.org.
April 27-28: Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:30 p.m. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 28: Blessing of the Fleet, Jet Express Dock, Put-in-Bay, 11 a.m. The 23rd annual gathering of boats and aircraft servicing the island to be blessed for the new season. Coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and donuts served on the dock. put-in-bay.com
April 28-May 3: 33rd Annual Quilt Fair & Workshops, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sauder Village, Archbold.800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
April 30: Lucas Co. Workforce Development 2009 Job Fair, Lucas Co. Rec Center, Key St., Maumee, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Looking for a new job? Searching for workers? 419-893-9602.
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