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Through July 12, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore is exhibiting the works of the Athena painters. The Athena Art Society, one of the two oldest women’s professional art organizations in the country, was founded in 1903 at the original Toledo Museum of Art by a group of 18 Toledo artists led by Nina Spalding Stevens.

Today, Athena’s mission remains to assist and encourage women in all branches of the visual arts. Each year, the society awards a scholarship to a promising female artist, a membership in Athena and an invitation to exhibit with its juried show. In addition, Athena sponsors an award at the Toledo Area Artists Show and supports other arts organizations through affiliation with the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, the Art Library League and the Toledo Botanical Garden. Athena members are active in the Toledo-area arts community, serving on boards, serving as jurors for shows, mentoring and giving demonstrations, programs and tours. They also aim to foster appreciation for art in the community, to encourage individual creativity and to support emerging artists at the formative stage of their careers.   The exhibit at Schedel includes 41 works in a wide range of mixed media including watercolor, acrylic, ceramic, gouache, fused glass pastel over lithograph, oil and gouache/ink resist.

In addition to the works of the Athena painters, the Schedel gardens are also exhibiting bronze sculptor Barry Woods Johnston, who is providing the gardens with a one-man outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring 13 of his works. Brochure information is available at

Schedel is located at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd. Garden hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Call 419-862-3182 for more information.

The exhibit of works of the Athena Art Society, on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens through July 12, includes 41 works in a wide range of mixed media.

Glass Pavilion hosts Mark Matthews

The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion will host special guest, internationally known independent glass artist, Mark Matthews July 17-19.

Matthews’ works are part of the permanent collections of the

“Birthday” by Mark Matthews (American, born 1954) – blown glass bowl with frosted foot and 16 glass spheres, 1997. Purchased with funds given by Dorothy MacKenzie Price, 2001. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Museum of Art)

Toledo Museum of Art; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., among others.

He was introduced to working with molten glass while an undergraduate student at Kent State University. After earning a master of fine arts degree from Ohio University, he started working full time in glass, concentrating on spheres in 1985. Today he is artist-in-residence at Sauder Village in Archbold, and is internationally recognized for his mastery of the marble.

“For me, the marble is a device that unifies my radically diverse explorations in glass,” he said.

The glass artist utilizes both modern and ancient techniques to create everything from traditional swirls and lutzes to realistic interpretations of animal pelts.

His slide presentation at the Glass Pavilion will start at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17. Those attending will be able to watch him work that evening from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion’s Hot Shop. Weekend visitors to the museum will be able to see Matthews at work at 2 p.m. July 18 and at 2 p.m. July 19 in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Pemberville’s second summer Cruisin’ Night will be held July 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Pemberville will be the setting for the show, which is free and open to the public.

Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Eisenhour Motors. The first 100 registrants will receive a 2009 Pemberville Cruisin’ Night Key Chain, compliments of Riverbank Antique Market & Beeker’s General Store. The keepsake key chains feature photos of vehicles from Pemberville’s first Cruisin’ Nights, compliments of Kelsey Rollins Photography.

The sounds of music from the `50s and `60s will fill the air throughout the evening. The Pemberville Independent Merchants’ Association will sponsor a performance by You, Me & Steve.

The evening will also include complimentary balloon art for the kids, a mini-farmer’s market hosted by Beeker’s General Store and an Antique Alley hosted by Riverbank Antiques. Vendor space is currently available. Call 419-287-3274 for more information regarding the farmer’s market or 419-287-3373 about antique booth space.

Throughout the evening, a variety of foods/beverages will be offered curbside. There will also be raffles and door prizes. For more information, call 419-287-3274. 

Hear the roar
“Bike Night” will be held July 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Arbors of Oregon, 904 Isaacs Street Dr., Oregon.

Prizes will be awarded for the loudest pipes and for the best-looking bike in the show. The show will include live entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and complimentary hot dogs and refreshments. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going to the Care-A-Van.

For more information, call Ruth or Mary Jo at 419-691-2483. 

Safety Day at the Market
Genoa Farmers' Market theme for Saturday, July 11 is Safety Day. The Genoa Police will be present for bike registration, fishing permits and other safety information. Safety Dog will also pay a visit.

The Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the police present from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next Farmers' Market will be held July 25.

Sunday car shows set
Yeeha’s, Buckin’ Bar & Grill, located at 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon, hosts car shows every Sunday from 1 p.m. till dusk.

Registered cars receive a designated parking spot, 50 percent off food and entry into a weekly $50 raffle. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event. Call 419-691-8880 for more information.

Every Monday, Yeeha’s holds pool tournaments and corn hole tournaments with cash prizes.

Festival time at St. Jerome
St. Jerome Church in Walbridge will hold its annual festival July 10, 11 and 12 on the church campus, Warner Street, Walbridge.

Highlights include:
Friday (5 p.m. to midnight): Music by Rake Shakers; pulled pork platter dinner.
Saturday (5 p.m. to midnight): Music by Haywire; chicken paprikas dinner.
Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.): Music by Roken Ron’s DJ; barbecue chicken dinner.

The festival will also include family games, rides, a flea market, poker, bingo and festival foods.

Bus trip planned
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center and East Toledo Family Center will offer a Motor City Casino bus trip Aug. 29 from 3 to 10 p.m.

The cost is $30 per person, which includes motor coach transportation plus $25 casino cash. Raffles and beverages will be available on the bus. All proceeds will benefit the Family Center and East Toledo Activities Center.

For reservations or more information, call 419-691-2254.

Gardening programs offered
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore will offer the following events in July and beyond:

July 14 – Organic Vegetable Gardening with Susan Muezner of Nilsson’s Landscaping, 6:30 p.m. Get “how to” advice, seed and plant sources and planning information. Reservations required. Fee is $12 per person. Plants will be available for purchase.

July 24 – Elegant Evening at Schedel Gardens, 6-8:30 p.m. $45 per person or $340 for a table of eight. Advanced registration required. Enjoy dinner and a twilight stroll through the garden estate.

July 28 –Bring the Tropics to Your Gardens with Master Gardener Barb Nelson, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to grow and properly care for tropicals. Reservations required. Fee is $12.

Aug. 6 – Schedel Evening Guided Garden Tour, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. Fee is $12 per person.

Aug. 11 – Organic Herb Gardening with Master Gardener Vicki Gallagher, head gardener at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, 6:30 p.m. Fee is $12 per person. Reservations required.

Aug. 25 – Basic Bonsai Care with Doug Ricci, 10 a.m. Participants will learn bonsai history, basic tools, choosing the right container, potting, repotting and root pruning, as well as shaping your bonsai. Fee is $12 per person. Reservations required.

Sept. 3 – Schedel Evening Guided Garden Tour, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. Fee is $12 per person.

Sept. 15 –Tropical Orchid Seminar, 11 a.m. Join Roberts Flower Supply to learn about growing and caring for tropical orchids. Reservations required. Fee is $12 per person.

Sept. 22 – Creating your own Rain Garden with Crystal Diamond, of the Ottawa Co. Soil and Water Conservation District, 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Fee is $12 per person. Reservations required.

Oct. 1 –Schedel Evening Guided Garden Tour, 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. Fee is $12 per person.

Most seminars will last for one hour. Guided garden tours normally take up to an hour and a half. Schedel is located at 19255 West Portage River South Rd., Call 419-862-3182, e-mail or visit for more information.

Nashville bound
Oregon Senior Center seniors are planning a Nashville Show trip Oct. 12-16.

The cost for the five-day, four-night trip is $479 per person, double occupancy, which includes motorcoach transportation; lodging; eight meals; shows at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater and “A Tribute to the King” at the Texas Troubadour Theater; a guided tour of Nashville; admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and Belle Meade Plantation; a ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel and more.

For reservations or more information, call Karen McConnell at 419-698-7078.



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