Farmer’s markets, concerts, festivals & much more
• Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours, Thursdays noon to 1 p.m. through Sept. 17. Call 419-259-5207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting locations and destinations.
• Sculpture In the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. Ohio; 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. in an outdoor setting meandering one-third mile on a paved path around a quarry surrounded with trees, flowers, fountains and waterfalls. Info: Jim Havens, curator, at 419-849-3048 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
• Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, 110 Lighthouse Sr., Marblehead. Tours offered weekday afternoons from 1 to 4:45 p.m. through Sept. 4, and on the second Saturday of the month through Oct. $2 per person fee for adults and children age 6 and up. Children under 6 free.
• Farmer’s Market Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at 4 p.m., Lake Township Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township.
• Genoa Farmer’s Market every other Saturday Aug. 1 through Oct 10, Town Hall parking lot, downtown Genoa.
• Through Aug. 23: 91st Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art. A highlight of the region’s artistic community.
• Through Aug. 25: Grandparent Mondays, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Half-price admission on Mondays for grandparents with grandchildren. www.rbhayes.org.
• Aug. 25-Jan. 10: "White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large" & "White House Horses," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Dillon House, Fremont. A pair of special exhibits on loan from the White House Historical Association that explore the four-footed residents of the White House. 800-998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
• Through Sept. 6: Prints of Pop II: Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Toledo Museum of Art. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi turned ordinary things like magazine clippings, comic strips and consumer products into extraordinary colorful prints. Over 160 works from three of Paolozzi's major portfolios will be displayed.
• Through Aug. 30: Monkey Business Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art. On this 150th anniversary year of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species,” come explore simian symbolism through the ages.
• Car Shows every Sunday, 1 p.m. till dusk, Yeeha’s, 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. 419-691-8880.
Aug. 1-19: 2009 National Trophy Pistol & Rifle Matches, Camp Perry, Port Clinton. The matches offer competitive shooting in pistol, smallbore and rifle matches. Programs for beginners are also available. Info: 419-635-2141 ext. 1101 or odcmp.com.
Aug. 3: Summer Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Glass Bowl Stadium. Experience the sights and sounds of some of the finest drum corps as they prepare for the Drum Corps International World Championships. Tickets: 317-275-1212 x 3.
Aug. 4-10: Wood County Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Agricultural displays, grandstand entertainment featuring Little Big Town, harness racing, tractor truck pulls, midway rides, food and more. www.woodcounty-fair.com.
Aug. 5 & 19: Verandah Concerts, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. 6:45-8 p.m. Free outdoor concert from the verandah of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Bring you own chair. Free ice cream social www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 6: Schedel Evening Guided Garden Tour, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore. Reservations required. $12 per person. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
Aug. 6-9: NABF College World Series presented by Buckeye Cable Sports Network. Sixteen summer college baseball teams qualify through regional tournaments across the country for this 31-game, wood bat showcase at Ned Skeldon Stadium, Scott Park (UT), Owens Community College, and Bowman Park. 419-936-3884 or www.nabfcws.com.
Aug. 6-9: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett County, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 6-9: Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee. Besides eating ribs, the Rib-Off offers children’s activities and a slab of smokin’ good entertainment, provided by a number of the area’s best bands.
Aug. 6: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville. 5-8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music. 419-287-3274.
Aug. 7: Music in the Park, Lake Township Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland perform.
Aug. 7: Music in the Park, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. 7 p.m., free. Dana Dorsey and The Blue Notes entertain. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available. Info: 419-637-7746.
Aug. 7: Auto Racing, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Gates open 4 p.m. Qualifying: 5 p.m. Race time 7 p.m. www.arcaracing.com.
Aug. 7-8: Arts Gone Wild, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Toledo Botanical Garden. Explore the many diverse cultural offerings found in the Toledo area with free performances and hands-on activities. www.toledogarden.org.
Aug. 7-9: 18th Annual Ames Performance Tri Power Pontiac Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. summitmotorsportspark.com or pontiacnationals.com.
Aug. 7-8: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, Perrysburg. Friday 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 2 p.m.-midnight. Food, dancing, rides, games and more. 419-874-4529.
Aug. 8: AccuShred at the Frogtown ¬– Shred Day with Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Erie Street Market. AccuShred will be accepting documents to be securely destroyed and electronics for recycling at the Frogtown Fair. 419-244-7473.
Aug. 8-9: Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, Toledo. Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 8, 15: Fremont Speedway Races, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner Rawson and North, Fremont. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Racing at 7:30 p.m. Info: 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Aug. 11: Organic Herb Gardening at Schedel Gardens, 6:30 p.m., Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore. $12/person. Advance registration required. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
Aug. 12-15: Pemberville Free Fair, Memorial Park, Pemberville. Wednesday thru Friday 1-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Amusements, contests, nightly entertainment and more. Quilt show on the 14th. Grand Parade on the 16th at 1 p.m. 419-287-3832 or www.pembervillefair.org.
Aug. 12-15: 13th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibition, Sauder Village, Archbold. Featuring some of the top rugs in the country, plus hundreds of additional rugs on display, featured teacher Diane Phillips, rug hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 14: Village of Walbridge Annual Fall Community Wide Garage Sale. Find treasures at bargain prices.
Aug. 14: Music in the Park, Lake Township Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Featuring Southern Raiders.
Aug. 14: Maumee Summer Fair/Taste of Maumee, Uptown Maumee. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts & crafts, entertainment, food and a classic car show. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 14-16: Willy Wonka, Jr. Toledo Repertoire Theatre/Tenth Street Theatre, Toledo. 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
Aug. 14: Rock `N Roar, 7 p.m.-midnight, The Toledo Zoo. Three bands, one DJ, four stages and one great night for party people. Several cash bars and grill food stations throughout the Zoo. Tickets ($20/members $25/non-members) must be purchased in advance. Must be at least 21 years of age and ID is required at the door. Proceeds from Rock ’n’ Roar directly support the continued development of Zoo programs and exhibits. Info/reservations 419-385-5721, ext 2091.
Aug. 15: Barefoot at the Beach, 6-11 p.m., Maumee Bay State Park. Oregon. Food, music and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. www.barefootatthebeach.org.
Aug. 15-16: Flea Market, Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin. 1-888-736-3221 or tiffinfleamarket.com.
Aug. 15: Conservation Day, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead. Fun and educational “hands on” activities. ohiostateparks.org.
Aug. 15: Shorebird Search, 8 a.m., Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Meet at the Bird Center. Search for shorebirds that are passing through the area. Scopes will be available for an up-close look.
Aug. 15-24: Downtown Fremont Creative Construction. See creative structures built by local businesses and industry, using the packaging of their products, the actual products, or items related to their business. 419-332-8696 or www.fremontohio.org.
Aug. 15: Tomato Time, market hours, Toledo Farmer’s Market, Erie Street Market. 419-255-6765.
Aug. 15-16: Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, Toledo. Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 16: 35th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Noon-9 p.m. A celebration of the community’s ethnic heritage. Hungarian and ethnic foods, entertainment, cultural displays, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.
Aug. 16: 53rd Annual Halupki Festival, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 E. Main St., Marblehead.
Aug. 17-18: Columbus Clippers vs. Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 21: Auto Racing, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Gates open 4 p.m. Qualifying: 5 p.m. Race time 7 p.m. www.arcaracing.com.
Aug. 21-23: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. The world’s largest outdoor pulling event featuring five sessions of premier truck and tractor pulling on two tracks. www.pulltown.com.
Aug. 22-23: Lake Erie Waterfowlers Festival, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Duck calling, retriever trials, decoy contest, kids fishing, vendors and wagon rides. A fun event for the whole family.
Aug. 22: Pollyball and Polly-Palooza, International Park beach volleyball complex. Volleyball by day, live music by night. www.toledobeachvolleyball.com.
Aug. 22-23: 5th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, The Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 135 juried artist booths. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 22: Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show, between the S.S. Willis B. Boyer museum ship and the restaurants at The Docks. International Park, Toledo. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-255-BOAT.
Aug. 22: MetroBarks Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, Secor Metropark, Berkey. Come to Secor Metropark for a tail-waggin’ good time for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of pooch-approved vendors and activities. Dogs will feel like royalty for the day as they strut around the park or compete in various contests. Find a new best friend courtesy of the participating dog rescue organizations.
Aug. 22: Johnny Knorr Orchestra Featuring Music of the Swing & Sweet Bands, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Centennial Terrace, Sylvania.
Aug. 22-23: Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, Toledo. Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 22: Internet Genealogy Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Free. Pre-registration required. Gain first-hand experience working with genealogy resources available on the Internet and the extensive Hayes library. www.rbhayes.org/800-998-7737.
Aug. 23-26: Louisville Bats vs. Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 23: Spiegel Grove Squires Vintage Baseball, 2 p.m., Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. An innovative and action-packed lesson in the early history of the sport. www.rbhayes.org
Aug. 24-28: Civil War Week, various locations, Lakeside. 866-952-5374 or lakesideohio.com.
Aug. 25: Super Cruise-In, downtown Genoa. Info: Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-855-3225.
Aug. 25: Basic Bonsai Care at Schedel Gardens, 10 a.m., Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore. Registration required. 419-862-3182 or schdel-gardens.org.
Aug. 25-30: Sandusky County Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. One of Ohio’s largest county fairs with amusement rides, cheerleading competition, circus and free entertainment in the afternoons. Also a tractor pull, truck races, demo derbies and more. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Aug. 27-30: Indianapolis Indians vs. Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 28-30: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon, Oh. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, Hummel look-alike contest, soccer games and more. www.gafsociety.org.
Aug. 28-30: 8th Annual Goodguys DuPont Blue Suede Cruise, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk.
summitmotorsportspark.com or good-guys.com.
Aug. 28: Season Championships at Toledo Speedway. SP, F8, FS. www.arcaracing.com.
Aug. 29: Key West Days at Put-in-Bay, various locations, Put-in-Bay. Island entertainers who perform on Put-in-Bay in the summer and at Key West in the winter will participate in the first "Key West Days at Put-in-Bay." put-in-bay.com.
Aug. 29: Northwest Ohio AIDS Walk 2009, 11 a.m., International Park. www.arcohio.org.
Aug. 29: Barbershop Sing and Vintage Base Ball Game, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sauder Village, Archbold. www.saudervillage.com.
Aug. 29: Frontier Skills Weekend, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Meigs, Perrysburg. Blacksmithing, coopering and tinsmithing demonstrations. Also, learn about a different side of military and frontier life, shop for one-of-a-kind items, try your hand at frontier skills, see musket and cannon demonstrations, and more. www.fortmeigs.org.
Aug. 29: Season Championship Night Sprint Car Races, Attica Raceway Park, Attica. www.atticaracewaypark.com.
Aug. 29-30: Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, Toledo. Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 29: Salsa Fest, market hours, Toledo Farmer’s Market. 419-255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Aug. 30: Pearson Metroparks 75th Anniversary/ Pearson North Dedication, 2-6 p.m., Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. Visit the restored Johlin Cabin, an authentic Great Black Swamp home; enjoy an ice cream social; classic cars; a model boat exhibition; pedal boats on the pond; music; food; and more. The event begins with the formal dedication of Pearson North at 2 p.m. at the new Seaman Road entrance. Festivities continue until 6 p.m. at the Packer-Hammersmith Center.
Aug. 30: AMC Glass City Car Show, Veterans Park, Genoa. Noon-4 p.m.
Aug. 30: Spiegel Grove Squires Vintage Baseball, 2 p.m. Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. An innovative and action-packed lesson in the early history of the sport. Free. www.rbhayes.org
Sept. 3-4: Columbus Clippers vs. Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. www.mudhens.com.
Sept. 4-6: 17th Annual Probell Ten Grand Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. summitmotorsportspark.com.
Sept. 4-5: Labor Day Weekend Activities, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead.
Sept. 4: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville, 5-8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music. 419-287-3274.
Sept. 4: Auto Racing, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Gates open 4 p.m. Qualifying: 5 p.m. Race time 7 p.m. www.arcaracing.com.
Sept. 4: Music in the Park, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available. 419-637-7746 or www.andrewdean.us.
Sept. 5-7: Milan Melon Festival, on the Village Square (SR 113), Milan. Rides, games, contests, antique car show and live musical entertainment. 419-499-.4909 or milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 5: Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall Parking Lot, 109 Perry St, Port Clinton.
Sept. 5-7: SCRAP Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, Gibsonburg. Sat.& Sun. 8 a.m. to dusk; Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment. Demonstrations of catsup- making, homemade ice cream, basket-weaving, quilting, shingle-making, rock-crushing, blacksmithing and more. Live entertainment, food and a large flea market. 419-862-3750 or www.s-c-r-a-p-inc.org.
Sept. 5: Corn Maze at the Butterfly House, Whitehouse.
For more events, read the weekly Press bulletin board or visit www.presspublications.com, www.do-toledo.org, www.lake-erie.com, and ww.lakeeriesfavoriteneighbor.com.