61st Annual Zenobia Shrine Circus rolling into town March 22-25
• Art on Exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, located on Central Avenue six miles west of US 23/I-475 in Berkey. Exhibits include “New Lands, New Discoveries,” “Travelogue: North Shore Minnesota,” and “Winning Photos from the 2011 Outdoor Writers Association of America.” Free admission. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
• Through April 29: Mindbender Mansion, Imagination Station Toledo, corner of Summit and Adams streets in downtown Toledo. Adults and children alike will enjoy challenging their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brainteasers and the five group activities in this fun and unusual exhibit. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
|The Zenobia Shrine Circus' ponderous pachyderms
provide tons and tons of fun. (Photo courtesy of the
Zenobia Shrine Circus)
Through Aug. 14: The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Ohio native Robert Hines (1912-1994) holds the distinction of being the only U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee hired as a full-time artist. His official title was “National Wildlife Artist.” Despite almost no formal training, his artistic talent was recognized worldwide. Hines also was key in developing the federal Duck Stamp program and had one of his works accepted. This exclusive exhibit showcases his life and his work on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. www.rbhayes.org.
• At the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo (www.toledomuseum.org).
Through March 4: “Storytelling in Miniature,” Works on Paper Galleries. Featuring approximately 140 miniature engravings and prints from the Renaissance through the modern and contemporary eras from the museum’s collection.
Through March 11: “European Expressionist and Cubist Works on Paper,” Gallery 18. Drawn from the TMA collection, this exhibition features prints, illustrated books, and drawings from France and Germany in the first decades of the 20th century and includes work by Picasso, Matisse, Kollwitz, Kirchner, Kandinsky, and others who emerged or came to maturity during this time.
Through March 25: “Small Worlds,” Canaday Gallery, brings together intricate, charming, disquieting, and thoughtful artwork on the smallest of scales.
March 3: Johlin Cabin Open House, Pearson, Johlin Cabin, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See how much our home life has changed in the last 145 years when you meet the lady of the house dressed in period clothing, help with daily chores or just explore. Reservations needed. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 4: March Lecture Series: Western Lake Erie And The War Of 1812, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, Oregon, 2 to 3 p.m. Perry's Victory Park Ranger Jeff Helmer will discuss the Battle of Lake Erie. A nature walk follows the talk. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 6: Ask a Patent/Copyright/Trademark Attorney, 7-8:30 p.m., Toledo Lucas-County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo. Free and open to the public. Free parking in the underground garage. No registration required. 419-259-5209.
March 6, 13, 20 & 27: Cornhole Tournaments, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds Flower Building, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont, 7 p.m. Presented by the Sandusky Co. Agricultural Society. Team registration at 6:30 p.m. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
March 8: Toledo Symphony Orchestra on stage at Founder’s Hall, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance ticket purchase recommended. 800-590-9755.
March 8, 24 and 29: Bald Eagle Tours, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-noon. Join refuge staff and volunteers for an informal bus tour of the refuge. Space is limited and registration is required. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/midwest/Ottawa.
March 8: Jay Shafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and a recognized leader in the Small Living Movement, will be the featured speaker in the Masters Series at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 7 p.m. visit www.toledomuseum.org.
March 9-11 and 16-18: “Red Velvet Cake War,” presented by Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Curtain times and info: 419-332-0695 or www.fremontcommunitytheatre.com.
March 9-11: Chaim Potoks: My Name is Asher Lev, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. www.valentinetheatre.com or 419-242-2787.
March 9-11: Monster Jam, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-321-5007 or www.ticketmaster.com.
March 9-11: PRO Home & Garden Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Featuring an extensive array of interior & exterior products for the home. 419-255-3300.
March 9-11: Sandusky Co. Annual Home & Garden Business Show, Fremont Rec Complex, 600 St. Joseph St., Fremont. Visitors can view a variety of displays showcasing new equipment for your lawn & garden, ideas for outdoor living and much more. Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10-7 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. Free. 419-332-3844 or www.sanduskycounty buildersassociation.com.
March 9-23: “School for Husbands,” The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave., Toledo. 419-472-6817 or www.thevillageplayers.org.
March 9: The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour, 8-10:30 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. America’s famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is heading back to Toledo with its one of a kind “Laugh Out Loud” Tour. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
March 9: Glass City Singles Freestyle Dance Contest, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. www.toledosingles.com.
March 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Three buildings full of vendors.419-334-4877 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
March 10: Open Dance, Dunberger American Legion Post #537, 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon, 6-9 p.m. Entertainment by Crimson Lights. Pop, water & coffee provided.
March 11: March Lecture Series: Western Lake Erie And The War Of 1812: Fort Meigs, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, Oregon. 2-3 p.m. Staff from Fort Meigs will discuss the battles that took place at our local War of 1812 battlefield. A nature walk follows the talk. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 11: Greater Toledo Toy & Train Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Premier Catering Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. See a 150,000-piece operating "LEGO Big City" layout presented by the Michigan Lego Club and the Tiedtke's Department Store American Flyer antique operating train display, among others.
March 12: Bluegrass Concert featuring Monroe Crossing, Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee, 6-11 p.m. Tickets $15, available at the door. www.glasscityopry.com or 419-654-4822.
March 14-28 (Wednesdays): “The Body in the Blizzard,” a comedy/mystery presented by North Coast Theatre, Oliver House (south wing), 27 Broadway St., Toledo. 419-255-0416 or www.northcoasttheatre.com.
March 16: Johnny Reed & the Houserockers, 8-10:30 p.m., Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. 419-824-3999 or www.Lourdes.edu.
March 16: Hooray For Homeschoolers: Around The World For St. Patrick's Day, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, 10 a.m.-noon. Through art, song and dress, learn why we celebrate this holiday. A parade adorned in our best holiday garb is the perfect end to this fun filled day. Reservations needed. Price: $5. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 16-17: Bald Eagle Tour, Park District Office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. Free; registration required. Open to ages 14 and older. 1-800-200-5577 or www.lovemyparks.com.
March 17: Teddy Bear Care Fair, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a check-up (and even a quick fix) for your little stuffed buddy and learn about how the zoo cares for its own thousands of animals. Plus, if your family’s ready to adopt a real, live animal, the Toledo Area Humane Society will be on hand to help you find the perfect pet. www.toledozoo.org.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Celtic & Rock, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mickey Finn’s Pub, 602 Lagrange at Huron, Toledo. 419-246-3466 or www.mickeyfinnspub.com.
March 17: Toledo Symphony: Mozart, Plus Schubert, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3997 or www.toledosymphony.com.
March 17: Glass City Rollers vs. Lansing Derby Vixens, 7-9:30 p.m., SeaGate Convention Centre, 400 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-321-5007 or www.ticketmaster.com.
March 17: Shamrock Shenanigans, Milan Historical Museum (Doll & Toy House), 8 Edison Dr. (off SR 113), Milan, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register to "go green" as you paint your own pot and plant official Irish shamrock seeds. 419-499-2968 or milanhistory.org.
March 17-18: 27th Annual Fremont Toy Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Buy, sell or trade everything from farm toys to books. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission $2. Info: 419-307-5026.
March 17-18: Shen Yun, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 419-381-8851 or www.shenyunperformingarts.org.
March 18: March Lecture Series: Western Lake Erie And The War Of 1812, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, 2-3 p.m. The Battle at River Raisin will be discussed by Interpretation, Education, and Operations Chief Daniel Downing. A nature walk follows the talk. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 18: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Kings, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 4 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
March 20: Hike for the Health of It, White Star Wetlands, 1330 CR 66, Gibsonburg, 4 p.m. Free. 419-334-4495 or www.lovemyparks.com.
March 21: Greenhouse Tour & Container Plant Talk, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo’s Greenhouse and learn from horticulture experts. Space is limited and registration is required. www.toledozoo.org.
March 22-25: Zenobia Shrine Circus, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. See untold wonders with circus daredevils, flying acrobats, a big cage full of big cats, motorcycle stunt riders, hilarious circus clowns and of course - the ponderous pachyderms providing tons and tons of circus fun. www.ticketmaster.com.
March 22: Miranda Lambert on Fire 2012, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
March 23: “If These Walls Could Dance,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. The Toledo Ballet’s spring production. 419-471-0049 or www.toledoballet.net.
March 23: Parents of Preemies Day, The Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, 2-5 p.m. A free community event featuring local organizations providing support and relevant resource information for parents of preemies.
March 23: Exaltation 2012 Concert, Northwood High School, Northwood, 7 p.m. Presented by the Christian Festival Orchestra and Choir in a music and worship celebration. Tickets $12 in advance or $14 at the door. 419-865-5795 or www.toledoexaltation.org.
March 23: Glass City Singles Smell of Spring Celebration, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. www.toledosingles.com.
March 24: Open Dance, Dunberger American Legion Post #537, 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon, 6-9 p.m. Entertainment by Crimson Lights. Pop, water & coffee provided.
March 24: Vineyard Adventure: Mediterranean Wines, Toledo Zoo, African Lodge, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. A delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and socializing. www.toledozoo.org.
March 24: 20th Mobile Meals Great Chili Cookoff, Great Hall at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Vote for your favorite chili, enjoy the entertainment and help Mobile Meals. 419-255-7806 or www.mobilemeals.org.
March 24: Spring Training, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 2-2:30 p.m. Get an inside look at how the zoo works with education animals, from free-flying raptors, to dogs that recycle. www.toledozoo.org.
March 24: 27th Market Day & Fiber Fair, Jr. Fair Building, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstrations, handcrafted items, spinning & weaving equipment and more. www.blackswampspinnersguild.org.
March 25: March Lecture Series: Western Lake Erie And The War Of 1812, Pearson Metroparks Macomber Lodge, Oregon, 2-3 p.m. Join the Friends of Pearson for a Sunday lecture series highlighting the Western Lake Erie Region and the War of 1812. Historian and author Larry Michaels will discuss Peter Navarre. A nature walk follows the talk. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
March 25: Huge Craft & Gift Show, Premier Catering (Gladieux Meadows), 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits the Cherry Street Mission (collecting personal care products), Humane Ohio (collecting pet food for the food bank), the Salvation Army (collecting non-perishable food items). Free admission and parking. 419-320-8631.
March 28: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Kings, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
March 29-April 1: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. 1-800-745-3000 or www.theaterleague.com.
March 30: Silver Screen Classics: “The Maltese Falcon,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Cold tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
March 31: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Adolphus Kraemer Park, downtown Oak Harbor, 2 p.m. Take the kids to the Easter Egg Hunt at Log Cabin Park followed by a candy hunt through downtown Oak Harbor and an opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, have a picture taken and a chance to win a special "Golden Egg" basket. Free. 419-898-0479 or oakharborohio.net.
April 4: Detroit Tigers vs. Toledo Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, noon. 419-725-4367 or www.mudhens.com.
April 5: Sugarland in concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. wwwticketmaster.com.
The Zenobia Shrine Circus’ ponderous pachyderms provide tons and tons of fun. (Photo courtesy of the Zenoba Shrine Circus)